NHS Patients

Since 2006 every NHS patient has the right to choose where they are treated under a system called e-referrals (previously known as Choose & Book) Circle Bath hospital welcomes NHS patients through this system no matter where they live in England.

You will need a referral from your GP and you can ask to be referred to Circle Bath. It may be that you are able to book your appointment whilst in the GP surgery but in the majority of cases you will receive a letter from your GP listing the choice of hospitals and giving you your unique booking reference number (UBRN). You can then choose to book your appointment on-line or through a helpful telephone advice line. If you choose to come to Circle Bath, you will be offered a choice of clinic times including some weekend and evening appointments, fast access to some of the best specialist doctors and the assurance that you will benefit from some of the best consultant led care available.

Procedures are carried out in state-of-the-art operating theatres, and Circle Bath is proud of its zero incident track record of hospital acquired MRSA bloodstream and C.difficile infections.

Circle Bath offers free parking for patients and their visitors.

The award-winning Circle Bath Hospital is approved by the Department of Health to offer services under the NHS Choose and Book programme.

For more information please call us on 01761 422324 or email choices@circlebath.co.uk

If you have queries about if you require Prior Approval for Funding please contact Dominic Perdicchia 01761 422350

 

Download our patient choice leaflet.

 

Circle Bath NHS Choose and Book Services

Colorectal Clinic

General Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic

Gastroscopy Clinic

Hernia Service Clinic

General Surgery - Lumps and Bumps Clinic

General Gynaecology Clinic

General Vascular Clinic

Cataract Clinic

Eyes - Oculoplastics, Orbits and Lacrimal Clinic

Foot and Ankle Clinic

Hand Surgery Clinic

Hand to Elbow Clinic

Shoulder Clinic

Hip Clinic

Knee Clinic

Spinal Clinic

Current average waiting times for outpatient appointments November 2017

Clinic

ENT

Gastroenterology

General surgery

General surgery

General surgery

General surgery

Gynaecology

Gynaecology

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Orthopaedic

Orthopaedic

Orthopaedic

Orthopaedic

Orthopaedic

Orthopaedic

Orthopaedic

Vascular

 

Service

General ENT clinic

Gastroscopy clinic

Colorectral surgery

Hernia service

Lap chole (gallbladder)

Lumps and bumps

General gynaecology clinic

Cataract

Occuplastics & lacrimal

Foot and ankle

Knee

Hip

Spinal

Shoulder/elbow

Shoulder

Hand and wrist

Hand/elbow

General vascular clinic

Indicative wait times

3-4 weeks

6-8 weeks

7-8 weeks

2-3 weeks

3-4 weeks

2-3 weeks

6-8 weeks

2-3 weeks

3-4 weeks

3 -4 weeks

2-3 weeks

2-3 weeks

2-3 weeks

2-3 weeks

2-3 weeks

5-6 weeks

7-8 weeks

2-3 weeks

 

Circle Bath aims to treat all patients within the 18-week timeframe, but most patients will be treated in a shorter timeframe. This means that you should have had your procedure, if needed, within 18 weeks of being referred by your GP. 

Please note that waiting times may vary between surgeons. The timings above are average waiting times.

Choose and Book enquiry line: 01761 422 324 (8am - 5pm)

Circle Bath Hospital, Foxcote Avenue, Peasedown St John, Bath, BA2 8SF