Media enquiries and experts

Make a media enquiry or find an expert spokesman on a topic.
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Appointment Form

If you have been given an outpatient appointment at the hospitals and are unable to attend for whatever reason you can use the form below.

It is really important that you let us know of any changes as soon as possible. This means we can offer the original appointment to another patient.

Please complete the form below with your contact details and as much information as possible. You can find most of the information we need on your appointment letter.

If you have any problems using this form, please call the number on your appointment letter and we will do our best to help you. You will receive a response from us so you know it has been received and actioned.

If you wish to change the date and time of your appointment you, you can click the re-book option and state any dates that are not suitable for you, or you can contact us using the number on your appointment letter.

All media enquiries and filming or photography requests should be made to the trust's communications team. We will do our best to help you and provide a speedy response to information you need.

Media enquiries out of office hours

For urgent out-of-hours media enquiries please call the switchboard on 01925 635 911 in the first instance. They will contact the communication on call service and provide a response. Please note that we can only respond to urgent media calls out of normal hours.

Filming and photography on site

We try to be as amenable as possible to filming requests at the hospitals - please contact us to discuss the request.

Although the hospital is a publicly accessible building, photography and filming are not allowed without prior consent. The wards and department are private areas and filming and photography is not allowed without permission of all involved. Please just contact us in advance as if not, it often leads to action by security and even the police if unauthorised personnel are on site.

Our experts are happy to talk to the media

We have a large number of doctors, nurses and other professionals who are usually happy to talk to the media and act as experts/talking heads on their specialist topics. Many have done TV and radio work previously as part of their role promoting health and services. Please contact us as directed above to enquire about availability.

Our experts include:

  • Alcohol related illness and gastro conditions (Crohns/IBS) - Dr Subramanian Ramakrishnan, gastroenterologist
  • Anaesthesia - Mr Paul Scott, consultant anaesthetist
  • Bowel cancer - Mr Barry Taylor, consultant surgeon
  • Cardiology - Dr Ahmed Farag
  • Dementia care - Jane Green, consultant nurse for dementia
  • Frailty - Amanda Thomas, consultant nurse for frailty
  • Infection control - Lesley McKay, associate director of infection control
  • Ophthalmology - Mr Mark Halliwell, ophthalmic surgeon
  • Oral cancer - Mr Ian Edwards, oral surgeon
  • Sports injuries - Mr Curtis Robb and Mr Gareth Stables, orthopaedic surgeons
Internal communications enquiries

We also provide communications for our 4,100 staff across the hospitals. For enquiries about our internal newsletters and distributing information to hospital staff please contact:

Advertising to our staff

It is possible to advertise to our staff through our intranet and staff publications. To discuss options and prices please contact us via

During office hours

The communications office is open between 8.30am and 4.30pm every working weekday. For media enquiries, please contact:

The Communications Team


Tel: 01925 275249