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Reducing waiting times

By December 2008, you can expect to wait no longer than 18 weeks between being referred by your GP to one of our hospitals and the start of your treatment - although most of our patients are already treated much more quickly than this.

Our staff continue to work with patient groups, GPs and local primary care trusts to review how we provide services and to find new ways of working to reduce waiting times so that we can provide you with faster and better care and reduce unnecessary delays.

How you can help

If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please contact our appointments centre as soon as possible so we can give you a new appointment and give your old slot to another patient.

The appointments centre can be contacted on 020 7601 8099 or by emailOr you can write to:
Barts and The London Appointments Centre
Ground floor
Outpatients department
St Bartholomew's Hospital
London EC1A 7BE