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Appointments & Self-referral Centre

The following contact channels can be used if you need to chase-up or re-schedule appointment for referrals made to Hull University Teaching Hospitals

call 01482 604444email: hyp-tr.arc@nhs.net

Self Referral Specialties




Patients have the option to self-refer to MSK services without consulting their GP first. This streamlined process allows individuals to seek timely assessment and treatment directly, reducing wait times and promoting proactive management of their musculoskeletal issues.

You can refer yourself to Healthshare for physiotherapy if you:

  • Have a muscle or joint-related issue/condition
  • Are registered with a GP within the areas we operate
  • are over 18 years old
  • Live in Hull or one of the other Healthshare catchment areas

To self refer click the Self Refer button to complete the interactive screening tool:

  • The form takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
  • Those eligible are asked to watch  an informative video
  • After the video we ask you to select and submit the treatment option you feel best suits your needs
  • Failing to make a selection may lead to a delay in your care

Patients are required to complete an on-line screening tool to assess the urgency and appropriateness of each case. 

The Community Ophthalmic Referral Refinement Scheme (CORRS) allows Hull patients with certain symptoms to be seen free of charge at NHS approved, accredited opticians across the city. The list of CORRS opticians is below.

Patients suffering with one or more of the following symptoms can be seen for treatment, advice or onward referral as necessary:

•     Red/irritable eyes

•     Sore and painful eyes

•     Sudden or recent vision changes

•     Flashes and floaters

To use this service free of charge patients must be registered with a Hull GP and have one of the above eye problems. Patients do not need to register with the selected Opticians.

Patients can self refer without a visit to their GP by calling the optician (lists below). GPs and pharmacists may also refer patients to the scheme.

Routine optical check-ups will often pick up any causes for concern, but painful and irritating symptoms or sudden changes to vision should be looked into as an emergency.

If you have been suffering with any of the above symptoms contact one of the below opticians to be seen as part of CORRS:

Boots Opticians   43-45 Toll Gavel, Beverley  01482 872333

Bush The Opticians 18 The Weir, Hessle  01482 648919

Bush The Opticians 337 Holderness Road, Hull  01482 323443

Eyesite Opticians 96 King Street, Cottingham  01482 845651

Eyesite Opticians 13A Market Place, Beverley  01482 868039

Eyesite Opticians 19 Augustines Gate, Hedon  01482 890621

Valli & Berriman Opticians 124 Chanterlands Avenue, Hull   01482 492577

R M Higson   44 Saville Street, Hull  01482 329122

R M Higson   100 Middle St South, Driffield  01377 253039

R M Higson   120 Queen Street, Withernsea  01964 612012

Midwife Service
Complete the self-referral form


Child Health Clinics
& Weigh-in  Clinics

Child Health Clinics are a drop in service, no need to book just turn up. Or you can text their Parent Line for info about the clinics or any questions about your child’s health on 07312 263206. Latest clinic timetable (December 2023):

•  Monday: Fenchurch Family Hub 1-3pm
•  Tuesday: Priory Family Hub 10-12am, Acorns Family Hub 1-3pm
•  Wednesday: Lemon Tree Family Hub 1-3pm, Marfleet Family Hub 1.30-3.30pm (now every week)
•  Thursday: Orchard Health Centre 9.30-11.30am, Asda Mount Pleasant 9.30-11.30pm
•  Friday: Newington Health Centre 10-12noon

Carer's Information & Support Service


Stop Smoking Services

Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram)

> CALL 01482 622300> EMAIL

For further information on the Humberside Breast Screening Service please visit:


Breast screening is able to detect changes in the breasts very early, before they can be felt or seen. This helps us to increase survival rates for women with breast cancer. We invite women for routine screening once every 3 years. Under the NHS Breast Screening Programme, eligible women will usually receive their first routine invitation for breast cancer screening between the ages of 50 and 53 and will normally be invited every three years until their 71st birthday

To opt in/reschedule an appointment please call 01482 622300

Bowel Cancer Screening

> CALL 0800 707 60 60

Everyone aged 60 to 74 years who is registered with a GP and lives in England is automatically sent an NHS bowel cancer screening kit every 2 years in the post.

Bowel cancer is the 4th most common type of cancer. Screening can help prevent bowel cancer or find it at an early stage when it is easier to treat.

If you have not received a kit, please contact the Bowel Screening Helpline for free on 0800 707 60 60. 

Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical screening (a smear test) is a test to check the health of the cervix and help prevent cervical cancer. It is offered to women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64.

You will be sent an invitation letter in the post when it is time to book your cervical screening appointment. 
Your invitation letter will tell you where you can go for cervical screening and how to book.

Most cervical screening is done in a GP surgery by a female nurse or doctor.

Unplanned Pregnancy

Abortion Care/ Considering Abortion/ Pregnancy Options

Pregnancy Advisory Service Hull Teaching Hospitals

Talking Therapies

You can self-refer for Talking Therapies if you are aged 18 and over and are a patient with a Hull GP and have one of a list of conditions.

Full details on referral criteria, the various therapies available and how to self-refer can be viewed on our Talking Therapies page

talking therapies information & self-Referral form
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Venn Practices

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PCN Gambling Support

In a society where entertainment options are abundant, gambling can easily transition from a form of leisure to a detrimental habit. For many individuals  gambling becomes more than just a pastime; it evolves into a pervasive and overwhelming issue that affects not only their financial stability but also their mental and emotional well-being. Recognising the pressing need for comprehensive support, your Primary Care Network is proud to introduce NHS Northern Gambling Service - aimed at addressing gambling-related concerns within our communities.

Amidst the bustling landscape of our nation's gambling industry, it is crucial to acknowledge the profound impact it can have on individuals, families, and wider society. Gambling addiction is not merely a matter of personal choice; it is a complex issue with multifaceted consequences that extend far beyond the confines of the betting establishment. From financial strain and legal troubles to strained relationships and mental health challenges, the ripple effects of compulsive gambling are profound and far-reaching.

Understanding the gravity of this issue, Venn Primary Care Network has taken proactive steps to provide access to a specialised referral service tailored to address gambling addiction. Partnering with NHS Northern Gambling Service, we are committed to providing accessible and effective support to those in need. Through this collaborative effort, individuals struggling with gambling addiction can access a range of evidence-based interventions, counselling, and support networks tailored to their unique circumstances.

Our primary aim is not just to treat the symptoms but to address the root causes of gambling addiction, fostering sustainable pathways towards recovery and holistic well-being. With compassionate guidance and unwavering support, we aspire to empower individuals to reclaim control over their lives and rediscover hope amidst adversity.

At Your Primary Care Network, we stand firm in our commitment to fostering healthier communities, one step at a time.


Goodwin Breastfeeding Peer Support

Mums supporting mums at groups, in the hospital and on a helpline 07980 731013 (8am-10pm).

Referrals for home visits or to discuss hire of a breast
pump please call 01482 497811.

> Helpline CALL 07890 731013> Referral/ breast pump hire CALL 01482 497811

Lactation Consultant Service

This is a free service provided by the hospital and community NHS Trust in Hull. If you are experiencing challenges to breastfeeding (for example recurrent mastitis, low milk supply, weight loss or a slow gain) please ask your midwife or health visitor to refer you for specialised support. You will be contacted by a trained lactation consultant who will explore the issue and provide a plan of care. 

Goodwin Breastfeeding Support Groups

Mums supporting mums at groups, in the hospital and on a helpline 07980 731013 (8am-10pm).

Our weekly groups are a great way to socialise with other breastfeeding parents in the local area. Each session is supported by a breastfeeding peer support volunteer who can give breastfeeding support during the session or arrange one-to-one support. Partners welcome to come along too!

Tuesday  11am to 2pmCups and Scoops, 209 Chanterlands Avenue, HU5 3TP
Tuesday 1.30 pm - 3pmAcorns Family Hub Café, Nestor Grove, HU9 4DP
Tuesday 1pm - 2pmLittle Stars Family Hub Breastfeeding Support Group
Wednesday 1pm - 2.30pmBransholme Play Group, Bransholme Methodist Church, HU7 4RS
Thursday 10am - 12 noonWorld of Wonder, Oasis Hub Hull, 310 Newland Avenue, HU5 2NB
Thursday 1.30pm - 12noon1.30pm-3.30pm, Marfleet Family Hub, HU9 5AN 
Friday 10am - 12noonLemon Tree Family Hub, Lothian Way, HU7 5DD
Friday 10am - 12noonChristchurch Newland Toddlers, 552 Beverley Road, HU6 7LG

Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing and community-based support is a key component of personalised care and is part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

Social Prescribing enables GP practices to refer patients to a range of services that offer support for social, emotional or practical needs. Through a link worker, social prescribing connects patients to community groups and services.

Social Prescribing is an all-age, whole population approach that works particularly well for people who:

  • Have one or more long-term conditions
  • Need support with low-level mental health issues
  • Are lonely or isolated
  • Have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing