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For healthcare professionals, Choose and Book provides immediate access to detailed information about the Trust's services. 

To create an appointment at the Trust the following steps should be taken: 


GP Liaison Nurse

The GP Liaison Service was established by University Hospital in 2006. The service offers a single point of contact for emergency referrals and ensures that GPs are provided with the most appropriate pathway for their patients.

Following recent consultations with local GPs, improvements have been made to the service which aims to provide efficient and effective communication with all GPs. The benefits of the service include:

Admission to the hospital’s Emergency Department / Medical Decisions Unit (MDU) may not always be the most direct route for patients to receive the care they need. The hospital is continually striving to improve access to its services and have created some fast-track clinics to enable patients to be seen as soon as possible by the most relevant specialty.

The GP Liaison Nurse can advise on, and facilitate admission to the most appropriate specialist service according to individual patient needs.

In this way the GP Liaison service aims to reduce inappropriate emergency admissions and ensures that GPs have access to specialist services and fast track clinics, in addition to the hospital’s Emergency Department /MDU.

The service is available Monday to Friday 9am–5pm, please contact: Paula Dodgson, GP Liaison Nurse MDU

Top tips to follow when using the GP Liaison Service

There are alterative pathways and clinics within the Trust and the community to send your patients other than the Emergency Department / Medical Decisions Unit.

* All contact details are not for use by patients.

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