Referral Letters and Hospital Appointments
If you require a referral to another service the GP will deal with the referral. Referral letters can take up to five working days to be typed by the secretaries. If you have asked for a referral to a private hospital/clinic - please do not book an appointment until you have been informed that the referral letter has been typed. All letters whether private or NHS are dealt with dependent on the urgency of the referral.
If you have been referred to a hospital and have not yet received an appointment please call the hospital and ask to speak to some one in outpatient appointments.
St Albans City Hospital 01727866122
Luton and Dunstable Hospital 01582491166
Watford Hospital 01923244366
Lister Hospital 01438314333
QE2 Hospital 01707247831
Spire Harpenden 01582763191
The results of blood tests and x ray results can be texted to you. Please inform the GP of your mobile number if you have been asked to have a blood test or an x-ray.
Results of blood tests and X-ray reports may also be obtained by ringing reception:
- Harpenden patients - 01582 712021
- Wheathampstead patients - 01582 833446
Please try to avoid calling the surgery before 10.00am as the lines are extremely busy with patients booking appointments.
Our reception staff are not qualified to interpret your results, but can let you know the comment that has been made about them by the doctor. It is then your responsibility to make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor or nurse.
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.
Results of smear tests will be sent to the patient by NHS England. If you have not received your result within four weeks of the test please call your surgery - numbers as above.