NHS England have produced a really helpful leaflet explaining what to expect when their GP refers them to a specialist.
In particular there are two area's that frequently cause problems and anxiety for patients when we try and help them put things right AFTER their visit to a specialist.
- If you need to start taking new medication, the hospital must supply you with at least seven days (or less, if you need to take medication for a shorter period).
- If you need a sick note, the hospital must provide you one for the duration which the specialist deems you unfit for work.
Please see the link below
What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist?