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Referrals to Neurosurgery

This section of the website is for clinicians and other health professionals. If you are a patient and think you require a referral to our neurosurgery service, please contact your GP to discuss your concerns.

If you are a GP or Hospital Clinician who wishes to refer a patient into the neurosurgery service in NHSGGC, this can be done via SCI Gateway. Access to SCI Gateway referrals to neurosurgery is available to A&Es in GGC, orthopaedics in GGC and GPs.

If you have a patient with a life or limb-threatening illness, please ensure their referral is discussed with their responsible consultant prior to referral to the emergency neurosurgery on call service. It is imperative that senior clinical input is involved in decision making and that a clear clinical question forms part of emergencies referrals.

For all patients with spinal injuries and neurological deficit please refer to The Spinal Injuries Unit on call via switchboard.

For patients in GGC with thoracolumbar fractures who are neurologically intact please refer to their local orthopaedic spine team.

For patients outside of GGC with thoracolumbar fractures who are neurologically intact, please refer to neurosurgery via the on call service.

For queries about imaging please call the on call neuroradiology via switchboard.

If a scan report suggests discussion with the on call neurosurgery service, please ensure this is discussed with the patient’s responsible consultant prior to referral.

For queries about the Neuro-oncology MDT please contact Deborah Houston at

For queries about Pituitary MDT please contact

​If you have read this advice and need to contact the emergency neurosurgery referral service, please do so via QEUH switch board on 0141 201 1100.

​Please be aware we audit all of our referrals and inappropriate referrals will be escalated to our Management Department