Self Referrals




There are many health and wellbeing services you can go to in Brighton and Hove without needing to see your GP first for a referral:


Social Precribers

Social Precribers are trained volunteers with previous experience of supporting people.

They work with a person to help them identify and access the right local groups and services. Social Precribers facilitate onward referrals by making arrangements on the person’s behalf as needed, filling in forms, making appointments and following up.

Around half the people we support are aged over 65 and many are experiencing social isolation or anxieties about their medical conditions or wellbeing in general. Social Precribering is a proven method of helping people improve their wellbeing and access the services and groups they want and need.

Contact Social Precribers if you are feeling:

  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Anxiety, stress and depression
  • Housing, money and benefits issues
  • Work and unemployment
  • Lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise and weight loss
  • Language and cultural barriers

For more information on how to contact someone visit the Age UK website (they will support anyone 18 and over).


Referral enquiry

Brighton Referral Management Service (“Optum”)

  • Freephone: 0800 031 6639Local number: 020 3824 2001

BSUH Booking Hub for all referrals to RSCH/PRH

  • Tel: 0300 303 8360

MSK partnership  for Orthopaedics/Rheumatology/Physiotherapy

  • Tel: 0300 303 8063

Podiatry (SCFT foot health)

  • Service for nail issues/ corns or calluses/ gout/simple toe deformities
  • Tel: 01273 242184

Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service

  • Tel: 0300 002 0060

If you have any problems please ask to speak to the Medical Secretary.


Track a Referral

NHS e-Referral (Choose and Book) Tracking

If your doctor has referred you to a specialist for further care you will be asked to book your appointment using the ‘NHS e-Referral’ system.

You will receive a letter from us within 2 weeks giving details of how to book your appointment and any passwords you may need.

To track your e-Referral you will need the following details to log into the e-Referral website:

  • Your date of birth
  • Reference number – this will be on the first page of your letter
  • Password – this will be on the second page of your letter

Further Information