When your GP decides that you need to see a hospital consultant you will be offered an outpatient appointment in a specialty clinic from a list of local hospitals.
The E-Referral Service (choose and book) allows you to choose the time, date and hospital or clinic most convenient for you.
If you choose Tyneside Surgical Services to have your NHS treatment you can be guaranteed:
- Speedy access to a consultant opinion for diagnostics and care planning
- Continuity of care, with the same consultant managing your treatment plan throughout your planned pathway
- Treatment complying with the NHS patients constitution waiting times
- Comfortable single room facilities with en-suite
How do I get an appointment?
Once you and your GP have decided your choice of hospital provider: Your GP or other practice staff will book your appointment for you while you are in the surgery.
Or you can contact the NHS Telephone Appointments Line on 0345 608 8888 with your Unique Booking Reference Number (UBRN), which is given to you in the practice and is on your appointment request letter or visit the NHS E-Referral Service website so you can book online yourself with your UBRN.
We will confirm your appointment by letter within 48 hours advising you of the details and any instructions you may need to follow in preparation of your appointment.