Referrals to Secondary Care

Patients are entitled to request a specialist opinion from our Secondary Care Colleagues in hospitals.

If you are referred to a hospital the surgery will use the electronic referral system (eRS – previously known as Choose & Book).

Once you have been referred any queries about the hospital appointment should be raised by yourself to the hospital.

The GP may want to refer you urgently to rule out cancer and this is called a Fast Track Referral or a Two Week Wait.

This means that patients should receive an appointment within two weeks of having first seeing your GP. 

Patients who have been referred via the Fast Track Referral system are asked to contact the surgery urgently if they have not received an appt within 4 days of seeing the GP.