REFERRAL TO A SPECIALIST

What happens when you have
been referred to see a specialist?

The BMA, NHS England, and the National Association for Patient Participation have developed a patient leaflet that describes what patients can expect if their GP refers them to see a specialist or consultant, at a hospital or a community centre.

The leaflet also provides a helpful checklist for patients to use before they leave hospital. If you are unsure about any of the questions in the checklist, please make sure you discuss them with a member of staff before you leave hospital.

The BMA patient liaison group has also created a guide on hospital discharge which documents patients’, carers’, and doctors’ perspectives of hospital discharge. The guide includes stories about good and bad experiences to illustrate the importance of sensitive and timely ‘joined-up working to facilitate a smooth transfer of care for patients leaving hospital.

Contact

Market Deeping Surgery

Godsey Lane
Market Deeping
Peterborough
PE6 8DD
Tel: 01778 579 000

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Glinton Branch

3/4 The Green
Glinton
Peterborough
PE6 7JN
Tel: 01733 252 246

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Opening Times

Market Deeping Surgery

Mon – Fri: 8.00am – 6.30pm

Dispensary

Mon – Fri: 8.30am – 6.30pm

Glinton Branch

Mon/Tue: 8.ooam – 1.00pm
Wed/Thu: Closed
Fri:           8.00am – 1.00pm

Dispensary

Closed – Please use Market Deepings Dispensary