From 2nd July all new referrals from a GP to a consultant led service will need to be made via E-Referral.
Full implementation of the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) is a key priority for the NHS. It will provide significant benefits for patients, and it will improve NHS efficiency.
All hospitals in SWL are participating in this and are switching over to e referral in July.
Exemptions to e-Referral:
The following services are exempt from e-referral and should continue to be referred to in the usual way:
Services which are not exempt:
The Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic comes under the scope of E-Referral and should be referred into via E-Referral. These referrals will be treated as clinically urgent and booked quickly.
GP Practice staff can visit the e-Referral pages on the Kingston Hospital website or contact the e-Referral Lead at their CCG for further information or advice