Changes to referrals to hospital

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We have an important update on referrals for anyone registered with a Leeds GP practice.

As part of our response to protect the health of our patients and our staff, we’ve all had to make difficult decisions to suspend some services. In addition any existing planned appointments at hospitals may either be cancelled, take place over the telephone or by video consultation.

This means we’re unable to refer for the following hospital services and all waiting lists are now closed.

  • Outpatient appointments
  • Diagnostic tests for most conditions – we’ll let you know if there’s any tests that you’ll need
  • Cancer services – urgent referrals will initially involve a telephone call and you’ll be advised by your healthcare professional what will happen next
  • Non-urgent sight impairment issues – we’ll continue to provide support for urgent issues

If you have an existing appointment, someone from the hospital will contact you to confirm what happens next.

We’re still here for you in an emergency.

Your GP and our practice staff are doing their best to work for you during extremely challenging times. We ask for your patience and understanding as well as your support for all our colleagues working in the NHS. Please be kind to our staff working extremely hard to care for you.