Nottingham Clinical Assessment Service

The aim of CAS is to provide patients with a more effective and efficient care pathway, which in turn, will help to reduce both the hospital’s waiting times, and provide cost savings.

Urgent (excluding red flags) and routine referrals for the following specialities should be booked via the City CAS:
            All adult Orthopaedic referrals
            (including Hands, Foot/Ankle, Hip & Knee and Shoulder/Elbow)
            All adult Spinal referrals
            All adult Oral & Maxillofacial referrals
            All adult Ophthalmology referrals

            (including cataract patients)         

            All adult and paediatric Plastic Surgery referrals

            All adult Acupuncture referrals

            All adult Pain Management referrals

            All Community Vasectomy referrals
            All referrals for Varicose Veins surgery
The CAS will offer a timely, efficient and patient focused service which will deliver the following benefit to patients by:
  • Identifying the most appropriate patient pathway
  • Offering a choice in the community once the referral has been assessed.
  • Providing services closer to home
  • Providing a more flexible service which best suits the patient.
  • Ensuring only appropriate patients are referred onto secondary care thus reducing waiting times.

Process Map for Triaged or Screened Specialities via CAS.doc[Word Document - 171.5 KB]

Process Map for Choice of Clinic Specialities via CAS.doc [Word Document - 147 KB]

How do I book into the CAS?

The City CAS is a primary care service in order to make this easier to locate on Choose & Book, select 'search Primary Care' rather than 'Search all'.
When referring to City CASs the referrer should select one of the ‘ghost’ appointments. This eliminates the need for the patient to call the CAS to initiate the referral.

Booking Guide for Nottingham CAS.doc[Word Document - 427 KB]

Nottingham City CAS Contact Details
Nottingham City Clinical Assessment Service
Standard Court
Park Row
Nottingham NG1 6GN
Patient Tel: 0115 8833000
Fax: 0115 8834250
Nottingham City CAS Manager: Liz JenkinsTelephone: 0115 8833000

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