Referrals

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The Referral Process

Any patients who require referring for treatment to an external Hospital / Practice by a specialist can be completed by your treating Dentist. You will be required to sign a form consenting for your personal information to be shared.

A referral letter is completed and sent to the relevant place and assessed and triaged by the consultant who then either arranges for the patient to be seen or offers clinical advice to the referring dentist, whichever is deemed appropriate.

Both the patient and the treating Dentist will receive a copy of the letter from the Hospital.

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How Long Will I Have To Wait?

Patients can be expected to wait between 4-6 weeks to hear from the relevant Hospital / Practice depending on the current waiting list.

Patients waiting for treatment under sedation can be expected to wait several months depending on the current waiting list.

 

How Much Will I Have To Pay?

For a referral to an external Hospital / Practice for treatment under local anaesthetic you will be required to pay the Band 2 charge of £59.10 directly to us.

If you require treatment under sedation, you will be required to pay the Band 1 charge of £21.60 directly to us, and then an additional Band 2 charge of £59.10 to the treating Hospital / Practice which will cover the sedation costs.