Non-urgent referrals

How to make a non-urgent referral

Where possible, please address all referrals to ‘Dear Doctor’. This will often reduce the amount of time the patient needs to wait for their appointment. However, if you or your patient have a preference for a particular consultant, please address your referral directly to the named consultant. For referrals to Neuroscience please click here.

Please refer all patients via ERS.

To help us and your patient please ensure that your referral letter includes:

  • Full GP and practice details
  • Complete and correctly spelt patient name and date of birth
  • All relevant clinical history
  • Any relevant pathology or scan results
  • Whether an interpreter is required
  • Patient contact telephone numbers
  • Patient’s NHS number

If you have any queries about referrals or appointments, please call the Central Registration Department on 020 8725 0007.