Referral to Specialist Services and Clinics

If the doctor decides you need to be referred to a specialist or consultant he/she will discuss your choices of provider of the service you need. This may involve registering your referral electronically using a system known as Choose and Book or e-Referral Service. If your referral is made in this way you will receive a letter with booking instructions and the options available to you for this appointment.

NHS e-Referral Tracking

If your doctor has referred you to a specialist for further care you will be asked to book your appointment using the ‘NHS e-Referral’ system.

You will receive a letter from us within 2 weeks giving details of how to book your appointment and any passwords you may need.

To track your e-Referral you will need the following details to log into the e-Referral website:

  • Your date of birth
  • Reference number – this will be on the first page of your letter
  • Password – this will be on the second page of your letter

To track an e-Referral, click here.

Self Referral to Physiotherapy

This is hosted on the Musculoskeletal Matters website.  For more information

Please follow this link to refer yourself to MSK Physio in Dorset:


Use the search term "MSK Matters" in your chosen search engine and follow the instructions when you enter the website.