NHS e-Referral patients

We provide a number of specific orthopaedic, general surgery and gynaecological procedures at The Foscote Hospital as part of the NHS e-Referral service (formerly known as Choose and Book).

These are:

General surgery

  • Repair of femoral hernia
  • Repair of inguinal hernia
  • Repair of umbilical hernia


  • Endometrial ablation
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pernineal repair
  • Post-menopausal bleeding
  • Vulval and perineal lesions


  • Arthroscopy of the knee
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Dupuytren’s contracture surgery
  • Ganglion removal
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Hip surgery
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee surgery
  • Knee replacement
  • Trigger finger treatment

Once you have given approval for the patient to use the NHS e-Referral Service, the patient will receive a referral letter which will contain a reference number and password which they will need to log-in, together with their year of birth, on the e-Referral page of the NHS website.

The Foscote Hospital can be found under Foscote Court (Trust), Banbury

Procedures and consultants available at The Foscote Hospital under the NHS e-Referral service

ServiceTreatmentsConsultantClinics at The Foscote
OrthopaedicsHips & knees, adult hand & wristMr Geza KordasMondays (Alternate) 1.30pm-4.00pm
Hips & kneesMr James OwenTuesdays (1st of each month only) 6.00pm-7.00pm
General SurgeryHernia repairsMr Chris LewisMondays 6.00pm-7.00pm

Fridays 1.30pm-3.00pm

Hernia repairsMr Bob MarshallThursdays 1.00pm-2.30pm
GynaecologyGeneral gynaecological proceduresMr Hikmat NaoumTuesdays (2nd and 4th) 11.00am-12noon
General gynaecological proceduresMr Mohamed RaheemWednesdays (except 4th) 9.40am-11.00am


Exclusions from our NHS e-Referral provision

Under our contract with the NHS we are, unfortunately, unable to accept the following patients for NHS e-Referrals (Standard Acute contract 2012):

  • a patient with incapacitating disease that is a constant threat to life
  • a patient who has an unstable mental condition and is receiving psychiatric treatment
  • a patient who is grossly obese with a Body Mass Index of greater than 40
  • surgery for patients under 18-years-of-age

Please click here for NHS information on patient choice and e-Referrals.