When you are referred to another service you should receive information from the person who referred you about what to expect. That includes external referrals (such as hospitals or community services) and internal referrals (such as to the Social Prescribers or Care Coordinators).

Non-urgent advice:

Some of that information can be found here on this page but if you are unsure please contact the Practice.

Being referred to a Specialist:

Please do not ask us to ‘speed up’ your referral after it has been done, as organisations manage their own lists and waiting times; we have no control over these.

If your symptoms have changed or got worse then on occasion the GP can write an ‘expediting letter’ explaining this to send to the organisation, however more often the organisations can log this information themselves and are happy to be contacted by patients.

Unfortunately there are longer waiting lists at this time and as a Practice we cannot contact hospitals on your behalf to ask about waiting times or places in the list. If you are struggling to contact the hospital the numbers for Leighton Appointments and their PALS team are below. Our Care Coordinators can help to support patients and carers who may be unable to support themselves in doing this, please do contact us if you or a family member may benefit from this support.

Non-urgent advice: Contact Details

Leighton Appointments Line: 01270 612 200

Leighton PALS: 01270 612410

Warrington & Halton Outpatients Appointments Line: 01925 662 038

Wythenshawe Outpatient Appointments Line: 0161 998 7070

Walton Centre Outpatient Appointments Line: 0151 556 3213

Therapy Services (MSK/Physio) Appointments Line: 01270 278 310