As from June 2018 all new hospital
referrals are to be made via NHS eRS
(electronic referral Service) previously
known as choose and book service. This
change will not affect the community
clinic referrals or Follow Up
What does this mean for you?
From June 2018, the GP surgeries are no
longer able to send a paper referral to
hospitals to request new patient
appointment for you to see a specialist.
As all referrals will have to be done
via NHS eRS, you will be given a
printed eRS referral document with your
unique ID number and Password either
during your consultation with your
doctor or asked to pick up this document
later from the reception, which will
allow you to book your own appointment
from your home.
You will be able to choose the time and
date of your appointment by following a
simple step by step guide detailed on
the eRS document.
For more information on eRS or to make
your appointment bookings please visit
the NHS Digital and NHS Choices websites
or follow the links below:
More detailed information on this change
is on our website