Hospital referrals and moving house?

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Elouera Mon 15-Jun-20 14:03:31

I have different specialist referrals which have been either cancelled or delayed due to covid. We are moving 1hr away next month. If I change GP's now, will my referrals get cancelled? Do I still attend (once I get an appointment) but just give them my new GP details on the day?

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Musicaltheatremum Mon 15-Jun-20 14:08:05

They don't get cancelled but the appointments will go to your old address. It might be worth phoning the appointments department at the hospital and letting them know your new address. Logically you would think when you reregister with a new GP your central database address would change too but primary and secondary IT systems are not linked (don't get me going on this one) so I wouldn't rely on that. Also your old GP can't really help as it needs to come from you.

Elouera Mon 15-Jun-20 14:20:13

I'd have all post redirected anyways, but I'm also not sure when to register at the new address. Presumably prior to the actual move, as I've heard it takes 6 weeks to transfer files. Do you know if this is the case?

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