Alcohol Liaison Nurse, Anthony Gartland smiling at the camera

Straight-to-diagnostic tests

Your doctor may read your referral letter and decide that you need to have diagnostic tests before an outpatient appointment. They will refer you for any necessary tests and once these have taken place, you will be sent an appointment to discuss your results. Having your tests before you see the doctor or nurse helps the clinical team to have a more informed discussion with you at your first appointment.