Most outpatient clinics are run under the direction of a consultant specialist with a team of doctors, nurses or other health professionals, who are responsible for your care.
You may not always see the consultant when you attend as an outpatient, but the doctor, nurse or other health professional who has seen you will make them fully aware of your condition.
The outpatient department is extremely busy and whilst every effort is made to keep clinics on time there may be emergencies which cause the clinic to run late. Notification of delays beyond 30 minutes will be recorded on the clinic notice board. You may also require tests and investigations which require you to wait whilst the test results are analysed and results passed to your doctor.
We suggest that you do not plan other appointments for at least two hours after your outpatient appointment.