Hospital Appointments

Hospital Appointment Waiting Times

If you have been referred to the hospital by the GP, please click the link below to see the estimated waiting time.

Your Hospital Appointments on The NHS App

  • View referrals and appointments in one place
  • Get details directly to your phone
  • See who to contact if you have questions

In this area you may also be able to:

  • Manage and amend appointments
  • Get reminders on your phone
  • Provide pre-appointment information
  • Access appointment and outcome letters
  • Select your paperless preferences

Not all hospitals are available on the NHS App, but more are being added. Click here to see which hospital trusts are available.

Hospital ‘Expedite’ Letter

Millions of hospital appointments and treatments have been delayed in NHS hospitals during the pandemic.

When patients contact the hospital, they are sometimes told to ask their GP for an ‘expedite letter’. This is frustrating for you and for us and rarely results in your appointment being brought forward.

If your gallbladder or arthritis pain is worse, if your mobility has reduced, or your tinnitus increased, this is not something that a GP can measure. We take your word for it and a hospital should too. Only the hospital can compare your needs with those other patients on their waiting list.

We have created 2 letters for you to use if you want to inform a hospital of a change in your symptoms. One is for patients waiting for a first appointment with a specialist, the second is for patients waiting for a follow up appointment with a specialist, treatment or operation.

In the event in a change of a potentially life-threatening health condition – for example a known cancer, or heart or lung symptoms – please contact your GP practice, 999 or 111 in the first instance.

What you need to do

Please download and print your letter, completing your details and explaining the change in your symptoms.

First Appointment

You should post your letter to outpatient appointments.

Please choose which surgery you are registered at:

Follow up Appointment

You should post your letter to your consultant’s secretary.

Please choose which surgery you are registered at:

Please click on the links below for the addresses of local hospitals:

If the hospital you’re looking for isn’t in this list, you can search for it in the “NHS Find services near you” box.