Paper switch off at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)
What are we doing?
We are moving to digital referrals only, utilising the NHS e-Referral Service (ERS). We have already gone live with Genetics on 6 August. Our remaining specialties, listed below, will go live by 3 September 2018.
|14 specialties included under e-RS||‘Go live’ date||14 specialties included under e-RS||‘Go live’ date|
|Genetics||6 Aug||Surgery||3 Sep|
|Cardiology||3 Sep||Spinal Surgery||3 Sep|
|Audiological Medicine||3 Sep||Endocrinology||3 Sep|
|Urology||3 Sep||Plastic Surgery||3 Sep|
|Ear Nose and Throat||3 Sep||Nephrology||3 Sep|
|Ophthalmology||3 Sep||Craniofacial||3 Sep|
|Orthopaedic Surgery||3 Sep||Haematology||3 Sep|
Why are we doing this?
The Standard Contract for 2018/19 mandates full use of the NHS e-Referral Service (i.e. electronic booking) for all consultant-led first outpatient appointments following a GP referral. This means all GOSH referral activity needs to come via e-RS*. Failure to do so will result in non-payment for any first outpatient attendance.
*Some exclusions apply.
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