Mapping of Consultant Connect and SDEC
Sometimes it is unclear which service to contact when wishing to discuss a patient who needs additional clinical input from the acute specialist service. In order to support those discussions please see embedded summary of the 3 key levels of input for various specialties depending on the urgency that the situation needs (based on a traffic light system)
Green - Advice and Guidance
- To be used in a non-urgent situation, when a GP has exhausted all available primary care management options and wants to seek advice from secondary care on next steps. Available for all specialities.
Amber – Same Day Emergency Care
- To be used for an urgent situation but is NOT an emergency. Available for specialties indicated.
Red – Consultant Connect
- To be used only for an emergency situation about a patient who you would otherwise admit. Available for specialties indicated