All referrals received requesting outpatient appointments with a consultant are processed through the Central Referrals Office. Each referral is then triaged by a clinician and designated to be either a routine or an urgent priority. An Outpatient Waiting List entry is created by the relevant administrative team for each patient based on this priority and your appointment is allocated based on this decision.
Your GP will receive an acknowledgement of the referral.
You will be notified by post of your appointment unless it is an urgent or a short notice appointment in which case you will be phoned to confirm your appointment details. In general you will also receive a text message reminder of your appointment.