An Interface Service is any SERVICE (excluding Consultant Led Services) that incorporates any intermediate levels of triage, assessment and treatment between traditional Primary Care and Secondary Care.
Interface Services include assessment services and referral management centres.
It does not include
- arrangements established to deliver primary, community or Direct Access Services, outside of their traditional setting
- Non-Consultant Led Services for mental health run by Mental Health Trusts.
- referrals to Practitioners with Special Interests for triage, assessment and possible treatment, except where they are working as part of a wider Interface Service arrangement.
This supporting information is also known by these names: