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Information for GPs and Referrers

Sources of Advice

The website iRefer provides clinical guidelines to assist in making the best use of clinical radiology. Please click the button below to open iRefer via the RCR website (site opens in a new window and is provided by the Royal College of Radiologists.)

If the button below does not work, please click here. Full details on obtaining access are available here.

  button linking with the irefer website which provides advice on investigations  


We are currently developing a system to provide advice on the referral method to STH for all available examinations listed in iRefer.

In the meantime please see the guidance below for accessing services at STH:

X-Rays -

This is a walk-in service.  Please see information in the box on the left below.

CT, MRI, Ultrasound scans & Fluoroscopy examinations (Barium studies etc.) -

In order to help us provide an efficient service to your patients please fax all requests to the contact details on the right of this page.  Alternatively please send them by post to the call centre address.

Breast imaging -

Symptomatic breast imaging: There is no direct access for symptomatic breast imaging. Referral is via choose and book surgical breast clinic appointments.

Routine breast screening ages 50-70 is by invitation only

Women over 70 may self refer for routine screening by calling 0114 271 1920

Any enquiries related to routine breast screening please call 0114 271 1720

Angiography -

This is normally only available to specialist referrers.  Please e-mail us at the NHSnet address below if you need advice.

Should further detailed advice be necessary on any imaging examination, please contact us by e-mail at the address below; and we will endeavour to respond within 24 hours.

[email protected]


Walk-in service for X-Rays


We operate a walk-in service (no appointment required) for routine x-ray investigations

The X-Ray service is open                              Monday - Friday  (excluding public holidays)    8am - 6pm

Northern General Hospital                                  Royal Hallamshire Hospital

NB Please advise patients that we are not currently open at the weekends.

Patients should bring with them a fully completed GP request card.  Instructions on how to find the departments are included on the request card.

Accessing other examinations


Request cards for CT, MRI, ultrasound, fluroscopy and nuclear medicine (isotope) examinations should be faxed or posted directly to the Radiology Appointments Call Centre, as this will enabe us to ensure correct bookings are made.


Request Cards

Radiology have developed a new request card (Ref no: PD4465) which should be now be used for all investigations .


button to send e-mail requesting a supply of request cards






Clinical Director
Dr Matthew Bull


Scientific Director
Prof Wendy Tindale OBE


















Contact Us

Radiology Call Centre      C Floor                     Hallamshire Hospital Glossop Road  Sheffield S10 2JF

Tel:  0114 226 8000        Fax: 0114 271 3766