For referrals, we can either write to specific consultants in hospitals, and appointments are then sent to patients or use a system called "e-referral service", which is an online referral system, where appointments can be made during the consultation. Appointments can only be made in certain clinics, so referrals to specific consultants are not usually possible. However, a choice of hospitals is always made available to patients.
Patients can often leave the surgery with a clinic appointment, or collect paperwork at reception in order to make their own booking online, or by phone. The paperwork should contain an ID number (or UBRN), along with a randomly generated password. By contacting the e-referral service, patients can then book an appointment at their convenience.
For more information see NHS e-referral Website.
If you experience any difficulties with making your appointment, please contact the practice.
Where is my referral?
If you are wondering where your referral has got to, you can call the hospital directly to ask. Our standard procedure is to email referrals. We do not chase up appointments as a matter of course. Please see hospital appointment lines below;
Hospital Numbers for enquiring about outstanding appointments/referrals
Whittington Hospital Outpatients Appointments
0207 288 5511
Whittington Imaging Appointments
0207 288 5888
Whittington Physio Appointments
0203 316 1111
Royal Free Appointments
0207 794 0500 ext 36000
020 3456 7014
North Middlesex Outpatients Appointments
020 8887 3663/ 3664
Royal National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Appointments (Queen sq)
020 3448 4774
Bounds Green Group Practice
020 8888 1736
Please note that if you are requesting a private referral, it may take up to 7 working days.