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

The link below will take you to the leaflet.

Patient Referrals - Answering your questions - Please click here

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.

To discuss a referral being made for you by one of our GPs please contact our secretary on 01335 216885 (option 4).

NHS e-Referral Tracking

If your doctor has referred you to a specialist for further care you will be asked to book your appointment using the ‘NHS e-Referral’ system.

You will receive a letter from us within 2 weeks giving details of how to book your appointment and any passwords you may need.

To track your e-Referral you will need the following details to log into the e-Referral website:

  • Your date of birth
  • Reference number – this will be on the first page of your letter
  • Password – this will be on the second page of your letter

To track an e-Referral, click here.

Hearing Aid Clinics

For tests, repairs, maintenance, follow-ups and batteries. None of these clinics do in-ear hearing aids.

Specsavers - 08000 778 692

If you are over the age of 40 and already wear hearing aids you are able to self-refer to this service, anyone over the age of 55 can self-refer to this service.

Specsavers does run a clinic in Ashbourne at the Adult Education Centre, however for this they do ask you to be referred by a GP - contact the Practice Secretary for details on 01335 230090

MediScan - 01618 201 123

You can self-refer over the age of 55 years, they see no-one below this age. Appointments are done at your own home.

Scrivens - 08000 275 102