The benefits of NHS e-Referrals
The NHS e-Referral service has benefits for all users, including:
- cost and time savings
- fewer missed appointments
- fewer inappropriate referrals
- shorter referral to treatment times
- choice of hospital or specialist
- choice of appointment date and time
e-Referrals: why and how
This video explains the benefits of referrals for GPs, practice staff and patients.
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The information is designed to support referrers using the NHS e-Referral Service for the first time as well as those who want to make the most of the service. There are documents, guidance and training tools relating to benefits, implementation, technical processes and other helpful information.
NHS Digital provides the following training and education materials to support organisations using the NHS e-Referral Service