REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE

The start date of a REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD.

Description

The start date of a REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD.

This is a specific type of the attribute ACTIVITY DATE.

A REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE will be one of the following:

Referral To Treatment Consultant Led Waiting Times:

For most PATIENTS, the start of the REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD begins with a SERVICE REQUEST from a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER to a CONSULTANT.

SERVICE REQUESTS to CONSULTANTS who provide care SERVICES in community settings also start REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIODS and the REFERRAL REQUEST RECEIVED DATE will be the start of the  REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD.

A REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD  may also start from SERVICE REQUESTS to CONSULTANTS from GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS, General Practitioners with Extended Roles, OPTOMETRISTS and Orthoptists, National  Screening Programmes, Specialist  NURSES, other CARE PROFESSIONALS  where commissioning ORGANISATIONS  have approved these mechanisms locally.

An 18-week clock also starts upon a self referral by a PATIENT to the above services, where these pathways have been agreed locally by commissioners and providers and once the referral is ratified by a CARE PROFESSIONAL.

A REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD will also start where PATIENTS are transferred to an elective Consultant Led Service through SERVICE REQUESTS  from Emergency Care Departments including Minor injuries units, Walk In Centres and Urgent Treatment Centres.

Allied Health Professional Referral To Treatment Measurement:

Further guidance relating to the Allied Health Professional Referral To Treatment can be found on the Department of Health and Social Care part of the gov.uk website at:  Allied health professional referral to treatment revised guide.

Intermediate Care Measurement:

Further guidance relating to the Intermediate Care  Waiting Time Measurements can be found on the NHS Digital  website at: Community Services Data Set user guidance.

Also Known As

This attribute is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATES

Where Used

Type Link How used
Class REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD has an attribute REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE of type REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE
Data Element REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE is the data element of REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE
NHS Business Definition Active Monitoring references in description REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE
NHS Business Definition Allied Health Professional Referral to Treatment Measurement references in description REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE
NHS Business Definition Crisis Response Intermediate Care Waiting Time Measurement references in description REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE
NHS Business Definition Crisis Response Intermediate Care within 2 Hours Waiting Time Measurement references in description REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE
NHS Business Definition Measured Referral to Treatment Period references in description REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE
NHS Business Definition Other Intermediate Care Waiting Time Measurement references in description REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE
NHS Business Definition Other Intermediate Care within 2 Days Waiting Time Measurement references in description REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE
Class REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD references in description REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE
Attribute REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE references in description REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE
Data Element REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE references in description REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE