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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Spinal Unit

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Referrals

We can only accept doctor-to-doctor referrals made in writing. Patients can only be referred by their general practioner.

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 - for healthcare professionals only

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