Urology refers to the medical treatment of problems with the urinary and male reproductive systems.
Our team of urologists at Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital specialise in treating kidney, bladder and prostate problems, as well as conditions that affect the ureter, urethra, penis and testes. For example, urology patients may be treated for a urine infection, incontinence or urinary tract cancers.
We also work with specialists from across the trust to provide a patient-centred, multi-disciplinary approach to care.
We have a dedicated team of urology nurses and consultants who are experts in their field. We offer urology clinics and surgery across our three hospitals to provide care for our patients closer to home.
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All GP referrals should be submitted through the NHS e-Referral Service (eRS).
For patients referred on a suspected cancer pathway, appointments can be booked directly by the GP or patient through eRS. It is important the patient is available within 14 days of their referral.
Patients may receive multiple appointments including a scan, blood test and a telephone or face-to-face appointment. It is vital all these appointments are attended. If you are not sure, please contact the relevant team.
For patients who have been referred for non-cancer urology issues, you will be referred by your GP and your referral will be reviewed by our Clinical Assessment Service.
You may receive a letter about this appointment, please do not attend or expect a telephone call. This appointment is for a clinician to review your referral only.
During the review, the clinician will either offer advice for to your GP to manage your condition or refer you for investigations. You will receive the outcome of this review by letter.
If further investigations are required, you should expect appointment letters in the following weeks, which you should attend.
We are aware we currently have a long wait for routine first appointments. We are working hard to ensure patients are being seen in order of clinical priority and length of wait. If your condition gets worse whilst awaiting your appointment, please attend your GP and seek advice first.
Please note, if you are unable to attend an appointment you must let us know as soon as possible. Failure to attend your appointment may result in you being discharged back to your GP.