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Advice and guidance: guide for general practice


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Advice and guidance: guide for general practice

Advice and guidance (A&G) services provide GPs with continued access to specialist advice on investigations, interventions and potential referrals.

This helps manage non-urgent patients in the most appropriate setting. A short guide is now available which sets out practical advice for general practice teams to get the most from A&G services, including:

  • how A&G can support the safe and effective delivery of care alongside COVID-19 activity;
  • where general practice teams can learn more about making an A&G request; and
  • how general practice can support system partners in implementing A&G services in their area.

Further information is available on the Elective Care Community of Practice. Email ECDC-manager@future.nhs.uk for access to this platform. Support is also available on the Advice and Guidance toolkit for the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS).