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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Shoulder and Elbow

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Referrals (doctor-to-doctor only)

We can only accept doctor-to-doctor referrals made in writing. If you are a patient, please consult your GP who will refer you if appropriate.

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 and 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.