Convert A&G to referral functionality in eRS
The option for A&G requests to be converted to a referral by the Provider is now available within eRS.
New tick boxes will be displayed under the question:
“Do you authorise the provider to convert this advice request into a referral if appropriate?”.
The tick box options are:
“Yes – I will ensure adequate clinical information is supplied”
“No – I only require advice at this time”
If the “YES” box is not ticked, but the outcome of the advice and guidance is that the patient needs to be seen, it will remain the responsibility of the referring clinician to convert the request into a referral.
If referrers provide authorisation, they must ensure the patient is happy to be referred to that provider and that adequate clinical information is provided.