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Clock is counting down on paper referrals

 

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Clock is counting down on paper referrals

The standard contract for 2017-19 requires use of the NHS e-referral service for all consultant-led first outpatient referrals. From 1 October 2018, providers will no longer be paid for activity from referrals not made through the system.

Across the NHS, local organisations are working to ensure this is achieved. Resources are available to help trusts switch off paper referrals, including a new video featuring Yeovil health community and an implementation pack. A new communication toolkit is available to help trusts plan and deliver effective internal and external communications. All are available on the NHS Digital website.