Access to the elective orthopaedic service is made via your general practitioner (GP). Your GP will arrange an appointment either through the national Choose and Book service or will write to the department requesting for you to be seen.
Access to the trauma service is generally via Accident and Emergency (A&E) but GP Direct is also a route into the trauma service. GPs can use the GP Direct service to liaise directly with clinical staff if they require specialist advice on a patient’s injury or need to admit patients to A&E
or other areas within the organisation.