Update: Breast surgery services

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To help manage two-week wait (cancer) referrals, the breast surgery team has extended their polling range to 28 days. This means when referring a patient via e-RS, you will be able to see 28 calendar days of clinics to find an appointment slot. If you cannot see an available appointment slot, please choose the “defer to provider” option.

The waiting time for referrals sent to Chase Farm Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital is currently 20-25 days. Please note, there is currently no clinic being run at Barnet Hospital.

The service is working hard to reduce waiting times by providing additional clinics and recruiting new members of staff. All patients will be booked in chronological order, and the team will try to accommodate them at the hospital most convenient for their needs, but this might not always be possible. Appointments will be brought forward as extra capacity becomes available, and the polling range will be reduced to 14 days as soon as possible.

If your patient chooses to be seen by another provider after being referred to the RFL, please ensure the referral is cancelled on e-RS. This will help reduce DNA rates.

If you need more information, please contact the breast surgery team via email. The email address is monitored Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (excluding bank holidays).

Contact Name

Breast Surgery Team

Email Address

e: rf-tr.breastsurgeryenquiries@nhs.net 
Expiry date: Mar 14th, 2022