Outpatient appointments

Our Outpatient Appointment Centre handles your calls when you want to change or cancel your appointment. It also sends out automatic reminders by phone and text to ensure that as many people as possible come to their appointment, so we don’t waste appointment times.

How do I book an appointment?

Currently, we send you a letter confirming the date and time of your outpatient appointment. Please check this and let us know if you need to change or cancel it.

Patients have asked us to make it easier to book appointments, so we are making changes to how they are arranged. Over the next few months we will be introducing a system where we will send you a letter asking you to phone us to agree a convenient appointment date and time.

How do I change or cancel my appointment?

To change or cancel your appointment, phone our Outpatient Appointment Centre Service (OPAC) on 020 3299 1919. The centre is closed on bank holidays.

Please note: The centre is only taking calls Monday to Friday from 9am to 2.30pm, until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Will I get an appointment reminder?

Our reminder service automatically:

  • phones you seven days before your appointment to tell you when and where your appointment is
  • sends you a text reminder the day before.

Please note: it is very important we have your correct phone number - see below for how to tell us your contact details have changed.

How do I change my contact details?

Please help us by making sure we have your most up to date contact information. Without it, we cannot phone, text, or write to you. If you have changed your phone number(s), email address or postal address, contact us.

How do I contact the Outpatient Appointment Centre?

To change or cancel your appointment, phone our Outpatient Appointment Centre Service (OPAC) on 020 3299 1919. The centre is closed on bank holidays.

Please note: The centre is only taking calls Monday to Friday from 9am to 2.30pm, until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Who do I contact if I need more information?

Our Outpatient Appointments Team manages appointments and cannot give you medical advice. If you need more information or help, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).