Refer a patient

Paper switch off at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)

What are we doing? 

We are moving to digital referrals only, utilising the NHS e-Referral Service (ERS). We have already gone live with Genetics on 6 August. Our remaining specialties, listed below, will go live by 3 September 2018.

14 specialties included under e-RS ‘Go live’ date 14 specialties included under e-RS ‘Go live’ date
Genetics 6 Aug Surgery 3 Sep
Cardiology 3 Sep Spinal Surgery 3 Sep
Audiological Medicine 3 Sep Endocrinology 3 Sep
Urology 3 Sep Plastic Surgery 3 Sep
Ear Nose and Throat 3 Sep Nephrology 3 Sep
Ophthalmology 3 Sep Craniofacial 3 Sep
Orthopaedic Surgery 3 Sep Haematology 3 Sep

Why are we doing this? 

The Standard Contract for 2018/19 mandates full use of the NHS e-Referral Service (i.e. electronic booking) for all consultant-led first outpatient appointments following a GP referral. This means all GOSH referral activity needs to come via e-RS*. Failure to do so will result in non-payment for any first outpatient attendance.

*Some exclusions apply.


Benefits for digital referral process

The above infographic appears by kind permission of Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


If you have any questions please contact or 020 7829 8880.​