Referrals to Hospital

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When seeing a specialist: Your Checklist should be:

1.) I need to start taking a new medicine straightaway, has the hospital provided me with a supply to last at least seven days (or less, if I need to take the medicine for a shorter period)?

2.) Do I understand what the medication is for, how to take it and any side effects?

3.) If appropriate, has a Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) been supplied?

4.) Do I have the contact details for the specialist’s office if I have a question?

5.) If I need a Fit Note, has the hospital provided me with one, and does it cover the length of time the specialist expects me to be off work?

6.) Do I need a hospital follow up appointment and if so, do I know how this is organised?

7.) If appropriate, do I have the names and contact details of organisations who can give me more information or support if I need it?

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.

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What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist?

This leaflet describes what you can expect to happen when your GP refers you to see a specialist or consultant, at a hospital or a community health centre.  This leaflet has been developed with the help and support of NHS England, the British Medical Association and the National Association for Patient Participation.