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Our clinical services

Welcome to the section of our website for healthcare professionals.

If you are a GP or commissioner, and you cannot find what you need or have comments on how we could improve this section of the site, please email GP Liaison.

Phasing out faxing

UH Bristol has for some time now been looking at ways to improve patient safety, by providing information more quickly and safely, and improve our Information Governance risk. One such project plans to cease faxing of patient sensitive information as part of a phased programme, completing by the end of March 2015. This decision has also been influenced by the NHS England plan to become paperless by 2018.

From 1 September 2014 Bristol practices will be required to access clinic letters, discharge summaries and patient correspondence electronically via the Clinical Document Service (CDS). For further information about CDS contact or see this document for more detail. All other practices shall revert to post unless specific arrangements for access to CDS are made with individual practices who are interested in taking this route.

Leads from the Trust will be visiting Practice Manager and Clinical Forums in the coming weeks to offer support and receive feedback. Queries can also be fed back through For full details of the proposal and supporting documents please contact

Medicines Formulary

UH Bristol operates a joint medicines formulary with other Trusts and primary care services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. 

Access to the formulary is via

Useful documents

UH Bristol's GP Handbook, containing details of all services, referral information and consultants, can be downloaded as a PDF here. Please email GP Liaison if you would like an A5 hard copy. Updates made to the GP Handbook since it was published are available here.

Referral forms are also available online for radiology, endoscopy and dentistry.