Information on referrals to secondary care (hospitals and local clinics) and self referrals for specialist treatment and advice.
What is the NHS e-Referral Service?
The NHS e-Referral Service (previously known as Choose and Book) is a national electronic referral service that allows you to choose the place, time and date for your first outpatient appointment. You can find out more about the service at www.nhs.uk/referrals.
What happens after your consultation?
Your GP will complete the referral letter and pass on to the Referral Administrators, who will then process accordingly. Once you have been referred the practice will send out a generic message informing you that your referral has been processed.
Manage your referral online
Managing your referral online is easy. You can book your own appointment on a date and time that’s convenient for you. You may also be able to choose which hospital or clinic you go to. Once booked you can check the details, change your appointment or cancel it, if it is no longer needed. The service is fast, convenient and secure.
How to manage your referral online
If you are referred, visit www.nhs.uk/referrals. You will need:
- your booking reference number
- the access code (password)
- your year of birth
If you have been referred, but don’t have your booking reference number or access code, please contact the practice on 0208 515 9300.
If you have any problems booking online, call the telephone number on your booking letter given to you in your consultation.
You don’t need to see a GP to refer for maternity services you can make a self referral to a local hospital by following one of the following links:
- Northwick Park Hospital
- Hillingdon Hospital
- Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea or St Mary’s Hospital
- Barnet or Royal Free Hospital
- Watford General Hospital
- Chelsea and Westminster or West Middlesex Hospital
Harrow Talking Therapies (counselling services)
If you think you might be anxious or depressed, then you can refer yourself to the Harrow Talking Therapies Service by calling them on 0208 515 5015, sending them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or using their online self-referral form.
More information on Harrow Talking Therapies Service (IAPT) can be found here.
For more mental health support options click here.