When you and your GP agree that you need to see a specialist you will be provided with information on at least four hospitals or clinics to choose from.  You will also be able to choose the date and time of your appointment.  This is known as NHS E-Referral.  If you have any queries concerning this service please phone the secretary on 01235 522379 between 09:30 and 13:00pm. 

More information is also available at: NHS E-Referral  The guide to arranging your appointment on-line is available here:  Patient Guide NHS e-referral

It is important that if at a later date you cannot make your outpatient appointment you phone the hospital to rearrange it.  The Oxford Hospitals are moving to a paperless appointment reminder system.  More information can be found by following the link.  Hospital Appointment Reminders

Travelling to Hospital for your Appointment

Public Transport

There are regular bus services to all three hospital sites; John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals, Headington and the Horton Hospital, Banbury.  These services are operated by Oxford Bus Company 01865 785 400 or and Stagecoach 01865 772 250 or Each hospital site has limited Pay & Display parking areas but there are links to Park & Ride services.

Non Emergency Ambulance Transport

Non emergency ambulance transport is a service that includes ambulances, ambulance & voluntary cars and taxis which are made available to get you to and from all Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals.  You will only be able to use the service if you (the patient) fall into one of the following categories:

  • Patients who require continuous oxygen
  • Patients who are unable to stand or walk more than a few steps and who cannot use public transport
  • Patients who require a stretcher
  • Patients with a disability or a genuine reason as to why they are unable to travel by private or public transport.

For more information on this service please contact the Transport Co-ordination Team at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals on 0845 330 888 (local call rate). 

Opening times:  Mon-Fri 8am - 8pm  Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm


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