For professionals How to make a referral How to make a referral How to refer to Katharine House We accept referrals for patients with any advanced life limiting illness from the following surgeries: Banbury Cross Health Centre Bloxham Surgery Bourne End Surgery, Hook Norton Brackley Medical Centre Byfield Surgery Charlbury Medical Practice Chipping Norton Health Centre Cropredy Surgery Deddington Health Centre Hightown Surgery, Banbury Shenington Surgery Sibford Surgery Springfield Surgery, Brackley Windrush Surgery, Banbury Woodlands Health Centre, Banbury Wychwood Surgery, Shipton Under Wychwood Referrals can be made by: GPs, community matrons, district nurses Hospital teams Allied health and social care professionals The patient or family Please note that in all cases there needs to be agreement from the GP before any direct contact with the patient takes place. If you are a Healthcare Professional, you can contact us by email at [email protected] (For Oxfordshire surgeries there is a self-populating referral form available on EMIS) Community nurse team referrals Early referral to our community clinical nurse specialist (CNS) team is preferable, even if it leads to discharge for a period of time. Referral forms should be used where possible. It's possible to contact the community team triage nurse to discuss the specialist palliative care needs of the patient and family, but a completed referral form will still be required. Please contact the triage nurse via reception: 01295 811 866 (available 9am-4.30pm, seven days a week). Download an editable pdf of our CNS referral form. Once complete, please email it to [email protected] Inpatient referrals Inpatient admissions will also be considered from the surgeries indicated, as well as any other part of Oxfordshire. Consideration will also be given to patients from outside the area whose family are registered with one of these GP practices. Please refer by ringing the medical team on 01295 811 866. Medical outpatients The medical team are able to see patients on an outpatient basis as required. These patients are usually known to other areas of the service, but referrals may be made directly by letter to the Medical Director. Lymphoedema referrals Please refer by letter to the Lymphoedema Practitioner. Bereavement Services referrals Please see our Bereavement Services page, which contains a downloadable referral form. Living Well referrals Please see our Living Well referral page, which contains a downloadable referral form. Hospital Palliative Care Team (Horton Hospital) Referrals are accepted with the consent of the admitting consultant. The hospital palliative care team can be contacted on 01295 224 195.