How do I Book Appointments?
Moving to adult services means you have to start managing your own appointments in time.
This can feel stressful or confusing if you’re not sure what you have to do.
The process is actually quite simple.
Hospitals have booking clerks or schedulers who manage appointment bookings.
If you’re in hospital, your appointments are generally booked for you so you don’t have to do anything but if you need to change an appointment, you can call the booking clerk or scheduler and they will sort it out for you.
If you want to see a specialist you should call your nurse and ask them to make you an appointment.
You don’t have to see a specialist for everything though. If you want to talk about something small or something that isn’t related to your IBD you can see your GP.
To book an appointment with your GP, call your GP’s clinic and the receptionist will be able to book you in for a visit. You might have to pay for this appointment, but hospital appointments are free.
If you’re on your own and feeling really sick, call 111 for an ambulance.