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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hand and Wrist

AlertCoronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice.

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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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.