Referrals

NHS e-Referral Tracking

If your doctor has referred you to a specialist for further care you will be asked to book your appointment using the ‘NHS e-Referral’ system.

You will receive a letter from us within 2 weeks giving details of how to book your appointment and any passwords you may need.

To track your e-Referral you will need the following details to log into the e-Referral website:

  • Your date of birth
  • Reference number – this will be on the first page of your letter
  • Password – this will be on the second page of your letter

To track an e-Referral, click here.

Self Referral For Local Services

Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP, however, there are a number of services locally, listed below that you are able to make self-referrals to.

 

Bereavement Support

CRUSE offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.

They work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people. Please see link to access contact information in West Sussex

 

Dementia Services

Do you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with Dementia and is in need of extra support? This can be accessed directly via Dementia Support Hub at Tangmere. 

Dementia Support is an exciting local charity working in partnership with voluntary and charitable organisations, the NHS, West Sussex County Council and other statutory organisations, to create a unique community hub for dementia. Designed to truly enhance the wellbeing and quality of life for local people living with dementia, their family and carers. 

To find out more about our Dementia Services at Sage House visit

 

Drug and Alcohol Support Services

There are various options available to support persons with drug and alcohol dependence. These can be accessed via West Sussex Wellbeing. Please see link for self-referral information. 

Are you feeling Stressed, Anxious or Depressed? 

Psychological therapies can help in mild to moderate anxiety and depression. These can be accessed directly via self-referral. (Click on counselling logo)

You can also make a routine appointment to speak to Mental Health Counsellor in the practice.

Time to Talk is not a crisis or emergency service. If you feel you need help urgently, please contact:

Mental Health Support Services

Mental Health 

Do you suffer from Mental Health problems and need extra support? Pathfinder West Sussex is an alliance of organisations working together to enable people with mental health support needs, and their carers, to improve their mental health and wellbeing. They provide single point of access to a range of services to support people with their mental health and wellbeing.

You can find your local support organisation by visiting their website - please see link below. 

https://www.pathfinderwestsussex.org.uk/services

Alternatively, we also have a qualified mental health practitioner, who runs a clinic weekly from both surgeries, to help people suffering with mental health conditions. You are able to book into these 30 minutes appointments without a referral from the GP

Physiotherapy self-referral

GP surgeries across West Sussex have now introduced online self-referral forms. This can be accessed via the website below (we can give you a form if you have no access at all to the website)

The physiotherapy department can no longer accept self-referrals by phone – all patients must complete the form below and submit it by email, post or by hand at GP Surgery. 

GP appointment for referral to see a Physiotherapist for muscular or joint related problems is not necessary if using self-referral form. 

Pregnancy

If you have recently found out that you are pregnant, you will need to send a referral to register yourself pregnant and request a midwife appointment.

Please click the University Hospitals of Sussex NHS Trust logo to access booking page or use https://pregnancybooking.wsht.nhs.uk/ 

 

Sexual Health Clinic

If you are worried about Sexually Transmitted Infections and would like to access sexual health check-up, you can attend any of the sexual health clinics across West Sussex. This is by self-referral and is confidential. Please see link for details of local clinics.