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If you need to go to hospital...

Your Doctor will discuss with you fully the nature of your condition and the reason why you need to go to hospital. Usually you will be referred to a hospital outpatient clinic - patient choice has recently been introduced, where you will have the choice of the Hospital and Specialist and an appointment time which is convenient for you - the Specialist will then be able to provide more detailed advice and treatment.

All the Doctors are in regular contact with the hospital doctors and consultants. If you have any questions or worries about your referral to hospital, you should ask to discuss them with your Doctor.

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