E-Referral Waiting Times For Outpatient Services

The below polling ranges for services indicate the length of time (in weeks) from the current date for which appointments will be available to book directly by patients or practices. If there are appointments available within the specified polling range, they can be booked directly through e-Referral.

Where appointments are not directly bookable, for example, the Referral Assessment Service (RAS) which require a clinical triage, these are indicated as n/a in the polling range column. For these services we have provided average waiting times.

Last updated: 30 Nov 2022

Specialty e-Referral Service Name Current Polling Range Current Average Wait
Breast Breast One Stop Surgery (over 39 years)-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8  2 weeks
Breast Breast One Stop Surgery (under 39 yrs)-Breast Surgery-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 2 weeks
Cardiology General Cardiology Referral Assessment Service (RAS) (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Increased from 52 to 59 weeks to book from ASI) 59 weeks
Cardiology Rapid Access Chest Pain-Cardiology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 2 weeks
Colorectal General Adult-Colorectal Surgery-MKGH-RD8 40 weeks
Dermatology General Dermatology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 10 weeks
Dermatology General Paediatric Dermatology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8  10 weeks
Dermatology Skin Tumour Service-Dermatology--Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 10 weeks
Dermatology Vulval Dermatology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 10 weeks
Diabetes Diabetes -General Medicine-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 n/a
Dietetics Dietitian-Coeliacs Newly Diagnosed Group-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 n/a 12 weeks
Dietetics Dietitian-Diabetic-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 n/a 20 weeks
Dietetics Dietitian-Gastroenterology Dietetics Service-RAS n/a 10 weeks
Dietetics Dietitian-General Clinic-RAS n/a 13 weeks
Dietetics Dietitian-General Paediatric Service-RAS n/a 10 weeks
Endocrine Adult Lipid, Metabolic and Biochemistry service-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 35 to 40 weeks to book from ASI) 40 weeks
Endocrine Endocrinology-General Medicine-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 52 weeks
Endocrine Restricted Endocrinology-General Medicine-Telephone appointments 52 weeks
ENT Facial Plastics-ENT-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 10 weeks to 25 weeks to book from ASI) 25 weeks
ENT General ENT with hearing test-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 35 weeks
ENT General ENT without hearing test-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 32 week for additional slots to book from ASI) 35 weeks
ENT Head and Neck Lumps-ENT-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8  15 weeks
ENT Hearing Test Required below aged 4-ENT-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 40 to 41 weeks to book from ASI) 41 weeks
ENT Specialist Rhinology Clinic-ENT-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 15 to 20 week to book patients from waiting list) 20 weeks
ENT Throat and Neck Service-ENT-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 17 weeks
ENT Voice Clinic-ENT-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8  17 weeks
Gastroenterology Fibroscan service-Hepatology MKUH (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Increased from 2 to 4 weeks to book from ASI) 7 weeks 4 weeks
Gastroenterology General Gastroenterology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 52 weeks for additional slots to book from ASI) 58 weeks
Gastroenterology General Hepatology Service - Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Increased from 22 to 27 weeks to book from ASI) 22 weeks
Gastroenterology Inflammatory Bowel Service-Gastroenterology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Increased from 38 to 42 weeks to book from ASI) 42 weeks
General Surgery Gallbladder Conditions-General Surgery-Milton Keynes Hospital-MKGH-RD8  (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 18 to 23 weeks to book from ASI) 18 weeks
General Surgery General Surgical Service-General Surgery-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Increased from 16 to 20 weeks to book from ASI) 20 weeks
General Surgery Hernia Clinic-General Surgery-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 14 weeks
General Surgery Hernias Lumps and Bumps-General Surgery-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8  (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 14 weeks to book from ASI) 20 weeks
General Surgery Inguinal Hernias (Non Complex)-General Surgery-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 2 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 20 weeks to book from ASI) 24 weeks
General Surgery Lipomas & Cysts (Non Complex)-General Surgery-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Increased from 14 weeks to book from ASI) 26 weeks
General Surgery Lumps and Bumps Service-General Surgery-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 28 weeks
General Surgery Lumps and Bumps-General Surgery-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 28 weeks
Gynaecology General Gynaecology service (RAS) Referral Assessment Service -Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Reduced from 48 to 29 weeks due to available capacity) n/a 29 weeks
Gynaecology Paediatric and Adolescent-Gynaecology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 41 to 48 weeks to book patients on waiting list) 48 weeks
Gynaecology Urogynaecology (RAS) Referral Assessment Service-Milton Keynes Hospital -RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended to 68 weeks to book from ASI) n/a 68 weeks
Infectious Diseases Infectious Diseases-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 8 weeks
Neurology General Neurology & Epilepsy RAS MKGH (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Increased from 3 to 21 weeks due to booking from ASI) n/a 21 weeks
Ophthalmology CUES Service Macular Degeneration Ophthalmology RAS n/a
Ophthalmology CUES Service Urgent Ophthalmology RAS n/a
Ophthalmology Ophthalmology - Adult Squint and Ocular Motility (RAS) Referral Assessment Services-Milton Keynes (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Current waiting time reduced from 10 to 8 weeks due to additional slot availability) n/a 8 weeks
Ophthalmology Ophthalmology Medical Retina Service - Ophthalmology-MKGH -RD8 21 weeks
Ophthalmology Ophthalmology Yag Service-Ophthalmology-MKGH-RD8 30 weeks
Ophthalmology Optometry Adult Refraction Clinic - Ophthalmology-MKGH-RD8 27 weeks
Ophthalmology Optometry Child Refraction Clinic - Ophthalmology-MKGH-RD8 15 weeks
Ophthalmology Optometry Contact Lens Clinic - Ophthalmology-MKGH-RD8 15 weeks
Ophthalmology Optometry Low Visual Aid Clinic -Ophthalmology-MKGH-RD8 18 weeks
Ophthalmology Optometry OCT Service-Ophthalmology-MKGH-RD8 17 weeks
Ophthalmology Orthoptic Special School Clinic - Ophthalmology-MKGH-RD8 13 weeks
Ophthalmology Paediatric Ophthalmology Excl Squint/Amblyopia-MKGH-RD8 16 weeks
Ophthalmology Paediatric Strabismus and Amblyopia - Referral Assessment Service (RAS)-Milton Keynes Hospital -RD8 n/a 3 weeks
Ophthalmology Paediatric Strabismus Ophthalmology-MKGH-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 50 to 57 weeks to book from ASI) 57 weeks
Ophthalmology Preoperative Cataract Assessment Clinic-Ophthalmology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 28 weeks
Ophthalmology Restricted - Eyelids, Orbital Conditions & Watering Eyes-Ophthalmology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 51 weeks
Ophthalmology Restricted General Ophthalmology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 52 to 60 weeks to book patients from ASI) 60 weeks
Ophthalmology Restricted Glaucoma Service-Ophthalmology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 68 to 80 weeks to book patients from ASI) n/a 80 weeks
Ophthalmology Restricted Orthoptic Adult Service - Ophthalmology-MKGH-RD8 n/a 8 weeks
Ophthalmology Restricted Orthoptic Combined Care Clinic (CCC) - Ophthalmology-MKGH-RD8 n/a 14 weeks
Ophthalmology Restricted Orthoptic Paediatric Service - Ophthalmology-MKGH-RD8 n/a 2 weeks
Ophthalmology Restricted Orthoptic/ Optometry Combined Care Clinic (CCC) - Ophthalmology-MKGH-RD8 9 weeks
Ophthalmology Restricted Visual Fields Service - Ophthalmology-MKGH-RD8 21 weeks
Ophthalmology Squint Service-Ophthalmology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 13 weeks
Ophthalmology Thyroid Eye Disease-Ophthalmology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 42 weeks
Ophthalmology Vitreoretinal Conditions-Ophthalmology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8  (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 56 weeks for additional slots to book from ASI) 63 weeks
Oral Maxillofacial & Orthodontics Children and Adolescent OMF-OMF Surgery-MKGH-RD8  44 weeks
Oral Maxillofacial & Orthodontics Facial Plastics & Facial Skin Lesions -Day & Evening Service-OMF Surgery-MKGH-RD8 26 weeks
Oral Maxillofacial & Orthodontics General Adult OMF- Day & Evening Service-OMF Surgery-MKGH-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 45 to 48 weeks to book from ASI) 48 weeks
Oral Maxillofacial & Orthodontics Neck Lumps Day & Evening Service-OMF Surgery-MKGH-RD8 30 weeks
Oral Maxillofacial & Orthodontics Orthodontics- Orthognathic patients only -RAS - (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 61 to 70 weeks to book from ASI) n/a 70 weeks
Oral Maxillofacial & Orthodontics Salivary Gland Disease-Day & Evening Service-OMF Surgery-MKGH-RD8 26 weeks
Paediatrics Blood Tests -Paediatrics- (Fasting only) -Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 2 weeks
Paediatrics Blood Tests-Paediatrics-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 8 weeks
Paediatrics General Paediatric Service-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 26 weeks
Paediatrics Paediatric Allergy Service 8 weeks
Paediatrics Paediatric Coeliac Service 20 weeks
Paediatrics Paediatric Endocrinology Service 10 weeks
Paediatrics Paediatric Nephrology Service-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 8 weeks
Paediatrics Paediatric Neurology Service-Milton Keynes Hospital -RD8 17 weeks
Paediatrics Paediatric Respiratory Service 20 weeks
Paediatrics Paediatric Sickle Cell Service 17 weeks
Paediatrics Suspected Heart Murmur-Paediatrics-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 20 weeks
Pain Management General Pain Management-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 52 to 56 weeks to book patients on waiting list) 56 weeks
Respiratory General-Thoracic/Respiratory-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Increased from 16 to 27 weeks to book from ASI) 27 weeks
Respiratory Oxygen Therapy Assessment Service-Thoracic Medicine-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 16 weeks
Respiratory Sleep Disordered Breathing-Respiratory Medicine-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Restricted) n/a 16 weeks
Respiratory TB and Respiratory Infections-Respiratory Medicine-MKGH-RD8 16 weeks
Rheumatology Adult Osteoporosis-Rheumatology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8  32 weeks
Rheumatology General Rheumatology Referral Assessment Service (RAS)-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Increased from 9 to 13 weeks to book from ASI) n/a 13 weeks
Rheumatology General Rheumatology-Brooklands Health Centre-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 n/a 2 weeks
Trauma & Orthopaedics Adult MKUH Spinal Orthopaedic Surgery (RAS)-Referral Assessment Service-Milton Keynes Hospital n/a 12 weeks
Trauma & Orthopaedics Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Orthopaedics-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 17 to 23 weeks to book from ASI) 23 weeks
Trauma & Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle-Orthopaedics (RAS) Referral Assessment Service-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Increased from 24 to 49 weeks to book from ASI) 0 weeks 49 weeks
Trauma & Orthopaedics General Paediatric Orthopaedic (RAS)-Referral Assessment Service-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 n/a 52 weeks
Trauma & Orthopaedics Hand Conditions-Orthopaedics-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Increased from 41 weeks to book from ASI) 42 weeks
Trauma & Orthopaedics Hand Practitioner Service-Orthopaedics-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 10 weeks
Trauma & Orthopaedics Heel Pain Service-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Inreased from 21 to 25 weeks to book from ASI) 25 weeks
Trauma & Orthopaedics Hip Problems- Orthopaedics-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 15 to 21 weeks to book from ASI) 21 weeks
Trauma & Orthopaedics Knee Problems - Orthopaedics MKUH (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 18 to 21 weeks to book from ASI) 21 weeks
Trauma & Orthopaedics Shoulder and Elbow-Orthopaedics-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 19 weeks
Urology Andrology Service-Urology-MKGH-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 22 to 26 weeks to book from ASI) 26 weeks
Urology General-Urology-MKGH-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 34 to 68 weeks to book from ASI) 68 weeks
Urology Incontinence Service-Urology-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 15 weeks
Urology Paediatric Urology-Urology-MKGH-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Extended from 42 to 68 weeks to book from ASI) 68 weeks
Vascular General Vascular Surgery Referral Assssment service (RAS)-Vascular Surgery-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Converted to a RAS service for clinical triage) n/a 50 weeks
Vascular Varicose Veins Service-Vascular Surgery-Milton Keynes Hospital-RD8 (Significant change from prior month, rationale/action taken: Increased from 37 to 41 weeks to book from ASI) 41 weeks