We have developed a range of guides for patients. These cover general information about referrals and also guides on each of the individual dental specialities. Each guide explains a little about what you have been referred for and what to expect. We have also developed a range of oral health and self care resources for you.
This is a general information sheet for patients regarding the referral process and explains the differences between primary and secondary care.
The referral management system doesn't handle cancer referrals, but this information is provided for patients by the NHS. Cancer referrals are sometimes called "Urgent Referrals" or "Two week wait" referrals.
Another version of our patient guide to help you understand the referral process and the different types of provider that you might see.
A really informative guide provided by Leicestershire County Council - includes information on detection, self assessment tips and risk factors.