New documents (updated 22 June)
Outpatient - Radiology Referrals
This applies to MSE X-Rays, CT,
MRI, ultrasound scans and nuclear medicine. Note that
ultrasound scans for Maternity Services are continuing as normal.
All x-ray referrals are now via booked appointment.
Urgent/Time Critical and Routine
Radiology requests can be made electronically via the
Patients do not need to take any
paperwork with them to their appointment.
All requests are being screened by the
MSE and will either result in an appointment, added to a waiting
list or rejected. In the latter case a communication is sent to the
Patient and the GP to that effect.
Clinical leads from primary care and
the MSE are actively working together to develop guidance regarding
the categorisation of cases as urgent (time critical) or routine
Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic
Anaesthetic pre-assessment information
Find out more about anaesthetic pre-assessment
information available to patients
Urology specialist cancer surgery
The referral is located in the Urology Specialist Service section
NHS e-Referral Services
Southend accepts e-referrals for all consultant, outpatient,
routine, urgent and two week wait appointments.
Rapid Access Outpatient Referrals
Clearly mark the referral URGENT and
address it to the appropriate department. If you are uncertain
about specialist interests, contact the consultant's secretary
Please view this flowchart to determine the correct
route for repatriation.
Individual departmental referral guidelines
Stroke / TIA service
HOT TIA is an electronic referral system developed originally by
Dr Devesh Sinha in consultation with colleagues in primary care and
IT. The system supports best practice, recognising that TIA
is a medical emergency and improving the referral pathway by
rapidly identifying patients at high risk of stroke following
online HOT referral
What to do next - patient information sheet and
HOT referral user manual
A number of departments within the hospital have now produced
specific referral procedures for patients. Please click the
links below to view documents.
We are no longer able to accept referrals via post, fax
or email. Please submit the completed referral form,
recent blood test results, past medical history (including previous
diagnoses) and any consultant letters you have for your patient
onto the e-referrals system.
You can find us under General Medicine - Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome CAS-Southend Hospital-RAJ. Please note you will need
to book a telephone appointment for your patient but this is not an
actual appointment. Please do not send any details of this
appointment to the patient.
As Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion our
consultant will need to review the referral before a decision can
be made on whether this is the most appropriate service for your
If the patient is accepted into the service a letter will be
sent directly to the patient with details of their appointment with
our service. If the patient is not suitable for the service their
referral will be rejected on the e-referrals system and the reason
for this given.