In some situations it is necessary for the GP to refer a patient on for specialist care at a hospital. For further information, please click here.
If a patient chooses to be referred to a private clinic or hospital then usually a letter will be required from the GP. In this instance please allow at least five working days before making your appointment with the private clinician to allow time for the surgery to prepare the referral letter. All private referral letters need to be collected by the patient from the surgery.
RUclear offers tests from the NHS for the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis: free and confidential postal testing service for 16 to 24-year-olds. For further information please see here. Testing kits can be sent to your home, alternatively please call into the surgery where we have a supply of RUclear kits.