NHS e-Referral (e-RS)

Referrals from GPs to consultant-led clinics should be made through e-RS. This is in line with the Standard Contract for 2018/19.

Our services on e-RS are listed below. GP referrals made to consultant-led clinics run by these services by any method other than e-RS will be returned, with a request to make the referral via e-RS.

If no capacity is available on e-RS for the required clinic, use the ‘Defer to Provider’ option. Our Services A-Z gives details of any exceptions, such as referrals to diagnostic services which are not available on e-RS.

Referral forms

Attach a referral letter or the relevant referral form, if one is available. Download forms from the referral forms page, or from individual service pages.

Services on e-RS

These services have moved to paper switch-off (e-RS only) for GP referrals to consultant-led clinics. Any such referrals submitted in other ways will be returned, with a request to make the request on e-RS:

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Bariatrics
  • Breast Care Unit
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Clinical gerontology
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetic medicine
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Haematology
  • Haemato-oncology
  • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic (HPB)
  • Hepatology
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oral medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pain management
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic
  • Red cell haematology
  • Rheumatology
  • Thoracic medicine
  • Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

2 week wait

GPs can make 2 week wait referrals on e-RS. 2 week wait referrals will move to paper switch-off (e-RS only) on 01 September 2018.