Your doctor may refer you to a hospital for further treatment. Our referral letters usually leave the health centre within a few days of your consultation. If you have any queries regarding your hospital appointment you should ring and ask for the Appointments Clerk of the speciality and hospital to which you have been referred. They will be able to give you details of your appointment including waiting times. Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital & Glenfield Hospital are all part of The University Hospitals of Leicester (known as UHL).
University Hospitals of Leicester Tel: 0300 303 1573
If you move address after being referred you must inform the hospital.
You can travel to your hospital appointment using the Hospital Hopper bus service. Customers can buy a single or day ticket on the bus, or get a Hopper Smartcard for more regular travel. UHL staff travel free on production of their ID card and local council concessionary permits are valid on the hopper service. University of Leicester and De Montfort University staff and students need to refer to their own website for the conditions of their concessionary travel scheme.
We also refer patients using the electronic Choose & Book referral system. If you were referred via this method, the surgery should be your first point of contact.
Patients are entitled to copies of GP referral letters relating to them. These must be requested at the time of consultation with the GP with regards to that particular problem.
If you have been referred to a specialist and would like more information, in the first instance please contact the service provider directly.
Patient information leaflet:
Cancer – Your rights to a 2 week Referral
Please see the below information on ‘Your Rights to a 2 Week Referral’.