In an announcement made at NHS Expo – currently taking place in Manchester – it was revealed 150 acute hospital trusts and 7,110 GP practices have moved to the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) for sending and receiving all first outpatient appointments.
The company says integration means that referral and clinical information will be viewed digitally by consultants more easily and in one place.
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More than half of all hospital trusts in England – 79 in total – are now using the NHS e-Referral Service for outpatient appointments, NHS Digital has revealed.
Kent Local Medical Committee (LMC) has written an open letter to NHS Digital and a number of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) it will not support the switch off of paper referral systems
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County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has moved to a fully electronic referral service for hospital appointments.