Referrals, Blood tests, X-rays



From 1 January 2018, the local hospital will no longer accept referral letters from your GP. Referral to hospital must be via the NHS Online Referral system. 

This is on the NHS INTRANET and so can only be done from a practice computer connected to the surgery network.

The Referral Co-ordinator at Alexandra Surgery is Allison Mole. She enters the details on the online system after the doctors have decided to make a referral.

This will generate a specific password for each individual referral. The patient can log in to change the appointment date and time to a convenient one.

If you have any query about your hospital appointment, please speak with Allison.



PHYSIOTHERAPY (Musculoskeletal or MSK)


MENTAL HEALTH (Improved Access to Psychology Therapy or IAPT)



The hospitals no longer provide a "Walk In" service.

You must book an appointment for for phlebotomy (taking blood sample).

Blood tests going to Whittington Hospital laboratory:

Please ask GP reception to book an appointment. Only they can do this on the NHS appointments system.

This can be at:
Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre N8 8JD, or
Whittington Hospital N19 5NF.

The test requests are sent to the appointments system so the phlebotomist will see what tests you need.
However, in practice it is best to bring a printed copy in case of computer problem. GP reception can send to you by text or email, or you can pick up from the surgery.


Blood tests going to North Middlesex Hospital laboratory:

You can choose the date and time yourself, online. The website is:

You should bring a printout of the test request form with the Bar code.

For adults this can be at:
Laurels Healthy Living Centre N15 5AZ,
Evergreen Surgery N9 0TW,
Forest Primary Care Centre N9 7HD, or
Grovelands Medical Centre N13 4RJ.

For children they are at
North Middlesex Hospital N18 1QX


OTHER SAMPLES (Urine, Sputum, Stool, Swabs etc)

You may leave these at the surgery on weekday mornings. The courier usually collects around 11 a.m.

Note: Semen analysis must be by appointment with the hospital.

Please check you have the correct container for the test you need.

Also ensure the bottles are tightly closed and the bag is sealed. The form should be in a separate compartment from the sample.

Laboratory contianers and swabs



Since the Covid pandemic, you cannot Walk In for X-ray and ECG.

Please ask GP reception to book an appointment for you.


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