Referrals

Outpatient Referrals

RSSC WardAppointments can be booked simply by post, fax or e-mail (see Contact Us page), to one of our four consultants specialising in sleep and respiratory medicine, or as a generic referral:

  • Dr Ian Smith
  • Dr Tim Quinnell
  • Dr Mike Davies
  • Dr Nick Oscroft

Once the referral has been received, it will be assessed within 24 hours. We will let you know if the patient is suitable for one of our local sleep clinics, and if so, we will provide details of when and where the clinic will be held. Sleep referrals will be seen within six weeks and respiratory patients will be seen within two weeks.

It is now possible to book a ‘telephone appointment’ using Choose and Book. Having booked the appointment, GPs should ensure Papworth receives a referral letter within the timescale specified on the Directory of Services. Papworth will review the letter to determine what type of appointment is required and then contact the patient at the pre-booked telephone appointment time to arrange a face-to-face appointment.

GPs are asked to ensure that their patients are aware that the appointment booked through Choose and Book is a TELEPHONE appointment only, and patients should not turn up at the hospital.

Please send any pre-referral test results to us with the patient.

If you think that a patient has a sleep disorder or needs respiratory support then follow the links to see what the RSSC may be able to offer.

In-Patient Referrals (Non-ITU)

Please Fax referrals to 01480 364558 and our team will contact your ward staff to arrange transfer. If you wish to discuss the case further please bleep the RSSC consultant on call available via Papworth Hospital switchboard: 01480 830541

In-Patient Referrals (ITU)

We accept invasively ventilated patients with tracheostomies for weaning and non-invasively ventilated patients for set up on domiciliary treatment. Due to the complex nature of referrals from ITU we feel such cases are best discussed in person with the consultant on call for the RSSC who can be reached via the hospital switchboard (vide supra). Please see the invasive ventilation weaning programme section of the website for further details.