Lincolnshire ‘EACH’ – patient referrals to community services and hospitals

What is EACH?

The Lincolnshire ‘EACH’ – Elective Activity Coordination Hub is a service provided within Lincolnshire to assist with patient referrals to Community Services and Hospitals (including Private) for NHS treatment.

A proportion of referrals go through clinical triage to assess suitability and to determine the most appropriate place of care.

Contact and process

  • The Lincolnshire EACH will try to contact all patients by telephone. (Calls may appear from an unknown number).
  • The assistant will try to offer choice of provider and discuss the current position around waiting times and the best place of care for you.
  • Depending on the clinical urgency of the referral, you may also receive a text message asking you to call the team back within 48 working hours.
  • If the team cannot contact you, they may process your referral on your behalf to the most appropriate care setting. You will have the opportunity to call and change this.
  • You will receive a confirmation letter of where your referral has been sent to, appointment date and time and a cover letter containing more information from the Lincolnshire EACH by post or email.

As we work on behalf of your GP practice, we encourage patients to contact Lincolnshire ‘EACH’, rather than your GP, in the first instance, if you have any questions or issues you would like to discuss about your referral.

Please note that due to the covid-19 recovery not all hospitals are able to respond within the time frames outlined in the letter and there may be some extended delays. Referrals are reviewed by consultants within the hospital and patients are prioritised according to their clinical condition.

You may also be contacted by Lincolnshire ’EACH’ if you have been on a hospital waiting list for a length of time. This may be a simple welfare check, or to check if you are clinically suitable to be offered an alternative provider.

Lincolnshire ‘EACH’ are here to help get you seen and treated in the most appropriate care setting.

If you have any queries, you can also contact us by email at or on 01522 309500 Monday-Friday 8am – 8pm (excluding bank holidays)

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