How to get referred with Gloucester Outpatient Service
As an NHS patient you can choose where to receive your healthcare treatment.
You can find out more about your choices from the NHS Choices website. In order to access treatment at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre you will need to be referred by your GP. Once we have received your GP’s referral we’ll be in touch with you to arrange your outpatient assessment at Gloucester Health Access Centre if this is your preference.
We want to make sure you are fully informed and assessed before your treatment takes place, so the first stage of your treatment is an outpatient assessment at Gloucester Health Access Centre. If you require surgery, you will also have a pre-assessment which will include any pre-treatment tests and a talk through what your treatment will involve and what you can expect. It’s also an opportunity for you to meet the doctors who will perform your treatment. Feel free to ask any questions you wish – you may even want to write these down ahead of your appointment. They will explain any special preparations you may need to take before your treatment.
On the day of your treatment
Wear something light and comfortable, so you’re as relaxed as possible. If you’ll be staying with us you may want to bring personal toiletries, nightclothes, something to read, any medication you routinely take.
When you leave the centre after you have had your treatment, you’ll be given full details of your follow up care. We will inform your GP that you’ve been discharged from the treatment centre and we will telephone you – usually the day after your treatment – to check that you are recovering well.
It’s crucial to rest and take care of yourself after your treatment. If you have any worries or concerns, please call us at any time on our 24 hour Patient Advice Line - 0117 906 1900 - to speak to a member of the clinical team.