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Advice and Guidance NHS e-Referral Service

The Kirkwood provides specialist care, free of charge, to adults in Kirklees with advanced, progressive illnesses at any time from diagnosis to the end of life. We can be contacted for advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01484 557 910.

On Monday 12th October 2020 we are launching our new electronic advice service using the existing Advice and Guidance (A&G) NHS e-Referral Service to allow GPs to be able to directly access the expertise of our senior medical team for non-urgent clinical queries. We aim to respond to all referrals within 3 working days. The Kirkwood is listed as Kirkwood Hospice and we are offering a Palliative Medicine Clinic.

The Kirkwood uses SystmOne and with consent, we are able to access the full GP record for patients registered at SystmOne practices. Information is key for us to be able to provide the best possible advice and so we would kindly request that any GPs using EMIS include the latest letter from the treating team along with any relevant annotations including a medication history from the EMIS record along with the referral.

If you are in need of more urgent advice or feel that your patient would benefit from an in depth assessment with our Community Palliative Care Team, please call 01484 557 906 or complete our referral form and email it to us at: kirkwood.referrals@nhs.net

Further information about the services we offer including our Community Palliative Care Team, Family Care Team and Support & Therapy service. Click here to find out more.

We would like to thank Christine Powell and Anna Lendon, NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG and NHS North Kirklees CCG for their support in setting up this service.

Need clinical advice?
Call our advice line on:

01484 557910

24 hrs a day