SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR OUT-PATIENTS

The source of referral of each Consultant Out-Patient Episode.

National Codes:

Initiated by the CONSULTANT responsible for the Consultant Out-Patient Episode 
01following an emergency admission
02following a Domiciliary Consultation 
10following an Accident and Emergency Attendance (including Minor Injuries Units and Walk In Centres)
11other - initiated by the CONSULTANT responsible for the Consultant Out-Patient Episode 
Not initiated by the CONSULTANT responsible for the Consultant Out-Patient Episode 
03referral from a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER 
92referral from a GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER 
12referral from a General Practitioner with a Special Interest (GPwSI) or Dentist with a Special Interest (DwSI)
04referral from an Accident and Emergency Department (including Minor Injuries Units and Walk In Centres)
05referral from a CONSULTANT, other than in an Accident and Emergency Department 
06self-referral
07referral from a Prosthetist 
13referral from a Specialist NURSE (Secondary Care)
14referral from an Allied Health Professional
15referral from an OPTOMETRIST 
16referral from an Orthoptist 
17referral from a National Screening Programme 
93referral from a Community Dental Service
97other - not initiated by the CONSULTANT responsible for the Consultant Out-Patient Episode 

Note: The classification has been listed in logical sequence rather than numeric order.

Where a PATIENT is referred by a GENERAL PRACTITIONER acting in the capacity of a General Practitioner with a Special Interest (GPwSI), National Code 12 - 'referral from a General Practitioner with a Special Interest (GPwSI) or Dentist with a Special Interest (DwSI)' should be used.

Where a PATIENT is referred by that GENERAL PRACTITIONER acting in their capacity as an ordinary GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER, or as an ordinary GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER, National Code 03 - referral from a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER or National Code 92 - referral from a GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER should be used as appropriate.

Two Week Wait Referrals made by Specialist NURSES in Primary Care, under the authority of the GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER leading their team, should continue to be classified as referrals from the GENERAL PRACTITIONER (National Code 03 - referral from a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER). Referrals from Specialist NURSES in Secondary Care should be classified as National Code 13 - referral from a Specialist Nurse (Secondary Care).

 

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