What is an outpatient referral?

What is an outpatient referral?

A term defined by the NHS as a referral which occurs when a patient is referred to specialist outpatient services, usually by means of a standard outpatient referral letter.

What is the central referral Service?

The Central Referral Service (CRS) is the central access point to Complex, Aged and Chronic Care and Child & Family Health Community Health Services and enables GPs, patients, hospitals, families and health providers to register their request for services into Community Health Services for clinical triage.

What is referral to mental health services?

The NSW Mental Health is a 24/7 telephone assessment and referral service, staffed by mental health clinicians. This service can provide advice about symptoms, the urgency of the need for care and information about local service providers.

How do I refer myself to Camhs?

Please send written referrals to your local CAMHS base. WHO CAN REFER TO CAMHS? Referrals are accepted from any involved professionals; such as social workers, health visitors, school professionals, doctors, and educational psychologists. Please copy the young person’s GP into the referral letter to keep them informed.

What is a referral process?

A referral, in the most basic sense, is a written order from your primary care doctor to see a specialist for a specific medical service. Referrals are required by most health insurance companies to ensure that patients are seeing the correct providers for the correct problems.

What is the purpose of referral services?

The primary function of the referral hospital is to provide complex clinical care to patients referred from lower levels; however, no agreed international definition exists of which specific services should be provided in secondary or tertiary hospitals in developing countries.

How long does urgent referral take?

An urgent referral means that the patient will be offered an appointment at a hospital within two weeks.

How do you refer to someone with mental illness?

How can my relative get a referral? A GP, or the NHS urgent mental health helpline, will usually refer your relative to the CMHT for help. Your relative may be also be referred by social services. Some CMHT’s will accept self-referrals.

How long does it take to get a referral from CAMHS?

How long will we have to wait for a first appointment? Once the referral is received by CAMHS it will be coded as Urgent or Routine. Urgent appointments are seen within two weeks. If your referral is coded as routine, you will not wait for more than 9 weeks for a first appointment, often less.

What age group does CAMHS cover?

What ages do CAMHS treat? Some CAMHS work with children and young people up to the age of 18, but other services stop when a young people reaches 16, or will only work with a person aged 16-18 if they are in full-time education.