It is hoped that the exchange of referral information from GPs to hospital consultants will be improved once the new standards are implemented.
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has moved to a fully electronic referral service for hospital appointments.
Imagining quite where technology will take healthcare is far from a straightforward task. But when Claire Read visited exhibiters in the innovator zone at last week’s Health and Care Innovation Expo, a few key themes emerged: predictive AI, self-care apps and tech, and e-referrals among them.
Dr John Lockley says there are lies, damn lies – and RAG ratings.
Map of Medicine has launched a referral management system that integrates with GP IT systems to allow instant access to pre-populated referral forms and referrals guidance.
GPs in the North East of England can find details about hospital clinics and specialists via a new app produced by the local foundation trust.