Hospital Referrals

You’re entitled to ask for a referral for specialist treatment on the NHS.

However, whether you’ll get the referral depends on what your GP feels is clinically necessary in your case.

If you wish to be referred to a specialist in a particular field, such as a surgeon or a Gynaecologist (a specialist in the female reproductive system), you should arrange to see your GP.

Referrals for Specialist Care

For more information about referrals for specialist care, please visit the NHS Website.

Referrals for specialist care – NHS (

NHS Waiting Times

Once you have been referred you will receive an appointment within the maximum waiting times.

If you are waiting for a hospital appointment or treatment, you can use the My Planned Care website to check the waiting times at your local hospital.
My Planned Care NHS

If you feel your appointment needs to be sooner than the appointment allocated to you please complete the following form and bring into Practice. This form will then be passed directly onto the hospital, who will be able to review your request and decide the most appropritate appointment date.

Please note following, this decision your GP will not be able to change this outcome.

For more information about NHS Waiting times, please visit the NHS website.

Guide to NHS waiting times in England – NHS (