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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hand and Wrist

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Referrals

We can only accept doctor-to-doctor referrals made in writing.

A strict appointment system operates, and referrals are prioritised on clinical need based on the information supplied by the referring medical practitioner.

Making a referral

To make a referral to our team, use the Choose & Book system or contact us directly.

Please ensure that your letters include the following information.

  • Full GP practice detail
  • Patient data, including their:
    • name (spelt correctly)
    • date of birth
    • telephone number
    • NHS number
    • all relevant clinical information and indication of urgency
    • information on any relevant pathology or X-ray tests carried out
    • whether the patient needs transport on medical grounds
    • whether the patient needs an interpreter.

Emergency referrals

Emergency referrals (for lacerations, acute fractures) should be made to the on-call hand team at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Urgent referrals

Urgent referrals should be sent to the Hand and Wrist Team at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.