Referral letters


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Step Action Notes
Patient sees doctor or nurse. Under the relevant current problem enter the appropriate referral code. There is a Read code picking list for referrals available or use  via the Macro.
Dictate referral letter in the usual way. The referral template automatically produces a list of the patient’s summary sheet, current medication and drug sensitivities. Bear this in mind when dictating your letter. Check that current drugs and summary page are accurate.
Secretary Insert letter into referral note under the appropriate current problem. Print letter. Copy of letter is kept on computer file automatically.
Report Run monthly report. Monthly report to check for patients with referral code but no attached letter, to check for missed referrals.
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