All patients requiring a referral to a secondary care service available on the e-referral system can discuss their options with a GP.
The referral will then be processed by our Secretarial team, who will send the patient printed confirmation which includes the UBRN (unique booking reference number) and password, together with details of how to contact the appointment line.
Information about the e-referral service can be found on NHS Choices.
Information about your referral can be sought online via the NHS e-Referral Service
When you and your GP agree that you need to see a specialist, you will be able to choose from at least four hospitals or clinics. You will also be able to choose the date and time of your appointment.
The benefits of e-Referral service
- You can choose from a variety of hospitals.
- You can also choose the date and time for your appointment if available.
- You experience greater convenience and certainty. With the old system, your hospital or clinic chose the date and time of your appointment. This may not have been convenient for you. With e-RS, the choice is yours.
- There is less chance that information will get lost in the post because more correspondence takes place through computers.