Internal Consultant to Consultant Referring – Information for GPs

We are excited to announce that there will now only be a single process for  for internal outpatient consultant to consultant referrals sent within Epsom and St Helier Hospitals for referrals made on or after 2 August 2021.  

All outpatient specialties (adults and children and young people), are  included, as are internal outpatient referrals from the Emergency Departments. 

As per the agreement with local CCGs, this means that as well as continuing to refer internally to other specialties for the same condition, we also refer onto other specialties for new conditions, apart from a few exceptions. Please see list below. Please note, out of area patients will continue to be referred back to their GP for onward care and referral. 

As part of our process practices will receive a copy of the consultant to consultant referral form as notification that the referral has been actioned. This will be sent to the practice the same way as discharge summaries and clinic letters are currently delivered. 

This does not affect existing referral processes and therefore, please continue to use eRS where possible for referrals or Advice and Guidance requests to the Trust’s outpatient services.

 

List of Exemptions (Please note: U = Uncomplicated)

U COPD

U Ear wax removal

U Eczema

U GORD

U Headache

U HRT

U Hypertension

U Hypothyroid

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

U Migraine

Osteoarthritis – non surgical

COPE 

U Paeds reflux

U Rhinitis

U Tonsillitis

U Type 2 Diabetes

 

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If you have any queries, please contact Laura Kirtley, Senior Service Improvement Manager via email at laura.kirtley@nhs.net

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