Outpatient appointments - important changes
To free up staff to help our response to coronavirus we are stopping all non-time critical outpatient appointments and x-rays, CT, MRI, ultrasound scans and nuclear medicine from Monday 23 March.
We will also be reducing the number of routine operations and
procedures over the next three weeks.
We will continue to provide outpatient appointments, scans and
procedures for patients who need them urgently, for example
patients with suspected or confirmed cancer. We will provide
these initial outpatient consultations over the phone or byvideo
We will contact all patients affected by these changes over the
next two weeks, by phone or letter, to confirm what they need to
do. If you have an urgent query about your appointment please
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Update - 24-03-20 - Breast
Due to the current COVID19 risk we have regrettably paused
breast screening so our radiographers can support critical
If you have a booked appointment or are expecting an appointment
please be aware that breast screening will not be taking place and
you will received another invitation in due course.
During this time staffing levels may be low, therefore there
will be a delay getting through to the breast screening office.
In the meantime, if you have any changes in your breast or
symptoms that are causing you concern, please contact your General
If you're experiencing symptoms that concern you please stay
indoors, avoid contact with others and ring NHS 111 or go online to
111.nhs.uk for advice.
We are prioritising employment of clinical and medical staff to
keep our hospitals safe.
If you are specifically clinical or medical please
Non-clinical or non-medical jobs will be advertised via