Due to COVID restrictions many people are waiting longer than normal for their hospital outpatient appointments.
Referrals to specialists are assessed by the relevant consultant team.
The practice has no influence as to when the consultants allocate their appointments and they do this based on the urgency of the clinical needs of all their patients.
If you think your symptoms have become very urgent, please contact us in writing detailing why you think this is the case and we can forward your letter to the relevant specialty team at the hospital. The more detail you can include, the better.
Patients are always advised that if their symptoms change or become worse, they should contact the surgery.