Self referrals

There are a number of services locally that you are able to make self referrals to.

GP referrals

To request a GP referral:

Provide as much information as you can as this will help us to process your request.

Tracking a referral

To track an existing referral:

NHS e-Referral (B&H Referral Management Service) Tracking

Brighton & Hove Referral Management Service (OPTUM)

If your doctor has referred you to a specialist for further care you will be contacted by the Referral Management Service within 7 days. Please allow 7 days for the referral to be processed.

If after 7 days you have not been contacted please call 0800 031 6639 or the local number 020 3824 2001 with your NHS number (Opening Hours 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays).

You may hear further from the Referral Management Service or your doctor if a different course of treatment is later considered.

If the Referral Management System has booked an appointment on the patient’s behalf Information regarding how to change the appointment, if it is unsuitable, will
accompany the letter.

Referrals through OPTUM

  • Assessment and Treatment Service (Secondary Care Mental Health)
  • Cardiology
  • ENT ( Ears Nose and Throat)
  • Endocrinology
  • Colorectal
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynaecology
  • Haematology
  • Neurology
  • Maxilofacial
  • Paediatrics (children)

If you have been referred to a specialist and would like more information, please contact the service provider directly.

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