Trauma and orthopaedics

How to get an appointment

Your GP or another health professional can refer you.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

Phone: 020 7188 0808, option 1.

Before your appointment

Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your appointment time.

You may be asked to have an X-ray before your appointment. If this is necessary, we'll contact you about this before your appointment.

During your appointment

Most appointments are face-to-face.

A doctor will see you at your appointment. 

Please allow up to 2 hours for your appointment. We try to see every patient on time, but sometimes there are delays.

We may need to carry out some tests or examinations during your appointment. This could include:

  • X-rays
  • removing a plaster
  • applying a plaster
  • changing dressings
  • blood tests
  • pre-operative assessment

If you do not attend your appointment, we may discharge you back to the doctor who referred you. We'll not send you another appointment letter automatically.

We are a teaching hospital, so we may ask if you are happy for a student or trainee doctor to be present during your appointment.

After your appointment

After your appointment we'll write to the doctor who referred you to let them know the outcome of the appointment. We'll send a copy of this letter to you.

If you do not receive this letter within 2 weeks, please contact us.

Last updated: October 2023

Contact us

For more information, please contact us.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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