Referrals

Patient Referral Information

Devon Referral Support Services (DRSS)

The majority of referrals will be sent to the Devon Referral Support Services team to process and arrange an appointment. Patients should hear within one or two weeks of being referred.
DRSS—01752 398993

 

Appointment and Admission Waits

Please click on the link below which will show you ‘real time’ how long the waiting times are at the hospitals:

https://www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk/appointment-and-admission-waits

 

Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic

DRSS will contact the patient on the day the referral is received to offer them an appointment within two weeks with the Rapid Access Chest Pain Service at Derriford. Patients will received a letter confirming their appointment date and time from Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

 

Two Week Wait Referrals

You should be contacted within one or two working days of being referral. If you have not heard within three working days of being referred please contact the surgery and ask to speak with a member of the secretarial team.

 

Already under the care of a consultant or department at Derriford Hospital?

If you are under the care of a consultant at Derriford and wish to know if you are on the list to be seen again please call Derriford switchboard and ask for the departments appointment team i.e Urology appointments. The appointments team can advise you if you are on the waiting list to be appointed.

Derriford Switchboard—01752 202082

If you have been referred by another department or via your optician and have a query about the referral please in the first instance go back to the source of the referral.

 

Physiotherapy

Patients are able to refer themselves for physiotherapy via the website:
https://www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk/physio-self-referral

Referral forms are also available at Reception here at Church View Surgery. To follow up on a referral or general physiotherapy enquiries please call:
01752 432233

 

Podiatry

Referrals are emailed to the team and you will be added to a waiting list. You will be contacted when an appointment becomes available. For more information please contact the team directly on:
01752 434848

 

Othotics

Referrals are emailed to the team and you will be added to a waiting list. You will be contacted when an appointments becomes available. For more information please contact the team directly on:
01752 434229

 

Dietetics

Referrals are emailed to the team and you will be added to a waiting list. You will be contacted when an appointment becomes available. For more information please contact the team directly on:
01752 432240

or those requiring home visits:
01752 314925

For any queries regarding any aspect of referral the process our secretarial team will be happy to help.