Shoulder & Elbow Unit Referrals

Referrals for total elbow replacement, periprosthetic fractures and infected arthroplasty are accepted from hospital doctors using the referral forms below.

These forms are only for tertiary referrals from other hospitals. We will not accept referrals from GPs using the online referral forms.

If you are a GP referring to the RNOH please use the NHS e-referral system, e-RS.

Referral Criteria

The RNOH is a highly specialist Tertiary Referral Centre and therefore has limited resources and capacity to treat all patients referred to us.

We, therefore, apply strict clinical criteria to ensure that only appropriate patients are seen at the RNOH.

GP Referrals

  • The patient lives in the local catchment area of RNOH (Barnet, Brent, Harrow, West Hertfordshire)
  • Complex conditions requiring tertiary care
  • Conditions of the elbow likely to require an Elbow Replacement
  • 2nd opinions (must include details of previous secondary care, to enable us to transfer the relevant imaging)
  • Referrals from Secondary Care
  • Complex conditions requiring tertiary care
  • Conditions of the elbow likely to require an Elbow Replacement
  • 2nd opinions
  • Relevant imaging and reports must be included with the referral
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