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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Alert Coronavirus / 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 on coronavirus (COVID-19).

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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Radiology referrals

Referrals to the John Radcliffe, Churchill and Horton General hospitals

Current referral guidelines issued by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) are found in 'Making the Best Use of a Department of Radiology 6'.

These can be accessed via the Royal College of Radiologists website.

We have produced a number of patient information leaflets which can be accessed via the link below:

Referrals to the Nuffield Othopaedic Centre

We only accept referrals from registered practitioners for both NHS and private appointments. Your GP is able to refer to us directly if necessary. Once referred, the service aims to see patients within 21 working days.

How can patients be referred to us

Both NHS and private patients need to be referred to us via their GP, consultant or other registered practitioner.

Referrals are clinically prioritised, based on the information supplied by the referring practitioner.

When referring a patient, please ensure that your letters include the following information:

  • full referrer's details
  • patient data including the patient's name, date of birth and telephone number
  • patient's 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.