We have seen an unprecedented rise in referrals in the past two years. The number of referrals we now receive each month is larger than the number of first appointments we can provide. Our highest priority is the safety and wellbeing of the people we support in our service. We cannot currently give an estimation for how long a new referral will have to wait for their first appointment, as this can depend on many factors.
We are working with commissioners to address these issues and hope to be able to reverse this upward trend in waiting times as soon as possible.
As of 30 November 2019
Number of referrals received in November 2019: 260.
Core clinic letters: There is currently a delay of up to 3 weeks for letters being sent from core clinic appointments.
Endocrine: There is a delay of up to 1-2 weeks for both Admin and Clinic letters being sent.