There are occasions when you need to be referred to a specialist by the GP but you are not sure what to do or how it works. Members of the national working group and, specifically, NHS England, British Medical Association (BMA) and the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP), have come together again to produce a patient facing leaflet so that patients know what they can expect to happen if they are referred by theri GP to see a specialist or consultant at Hospital or Community Health Centre.

You can acces the leaflet by clicking on the link here  patient facing leaflet, and the leaflet has also been made available on the NHS Choices website.