Medefer helps CCGs significantly reduce outpatient referrals

Medefer’s Advice & Guidance service is a joint project offered by Medefer and Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
with the following specialties commissioned through the Medefer platform:

Endocrinology | ENT
Gastroenterology | Gynaecology
Hepatology | Haematology
Nephrology | Neurology
Paediatrics | Respiratory
Rheumatology | T & O
MCHFT also offers:
Care of the Elderly (telephone)*

Sometimes Doctor may determine that patients will benefit from a review by a specialist consultant. Until recently, this meant referring patients to hospital outpatient clinics, where they may wait several weeks for an appointment.

Using Medefer, Doctors can now request an NHS Consultant to first review records and provide advice, organise investigations, or refer on to hospital. The service is fast and Doctors will normally receive the consultant advice within one working day.

The Academy of Fabulous stuff has reported on the improvements this service has already made to CCGs in London, download the report.

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