Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

How does the GP referral system work? Watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hello, I rarely go to the doctors and this is my first referral so I have no idea how it works.

    My GP said he'd refer me to see a specialist, but it's been two weeks now and I've heard nothing. What is the general flow of the system?

    So far, I've been to the GP and he said he'd refer me. I didn't receive a letter or anything and nothing has come in the post yet. Should I have received something when he said he would refer me? Also how will they contact me?

    I don't mind waiting, it's just that I'm totally clueless to the system so I'd like to know.

    Cheers.
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    If it's not an emergency, it can take up to 18 weeks. They may send you a letter in the post or they may phone you.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    If it's not an emergency, it can take up to 18 weeks. They may send you a letter in the post or they may phone you.
    Ah, perfect! Thanks for the reply, that's exactly what I needed to know.

    Looks like nothing is amiss then, that's good.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: October 5, 2016
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Break up or unrequited love?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.