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Advice and Guidance toolkit for the NHS e-Referral Service

 

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Advice and Guidance toolkit for the NHS e-Referral Service

Advice and Guidance (A&G) services enable secure and rapid communication between primary and secondary care colleagues across a range of specialities.

A&G provides one of the three main NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) channels via which a GP may obtain a clinical opinion.

By facilitating access to specialist advice prior to or instead of referral, A&G services help reduce unnecessary outpatient activity and deliver better outcomes for patients.

To help increase the uptake of A&G, the National Elective Care Transformation Programme has made various tools and resources available to GPs via its Community of Practice platform. Please email ECDC-manager@future.nhs.uk for access.

Further support is also available on the Advice and Guidance toolkit for the NHS e-Referral Service webpage