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Patient referrals

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 directly. 


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 TIA. 

Make an online HOT referral

What to do next - patient information sheet and checklist

HOT referral user manual

Poster for surgeries 

A number of departments within the hospital have now produced specific referral procedures for patients.  Please click the links below to view documents.