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New online referrals feature to reduce administrative burden and lower costs

Monday 20th February 2017

A new online tool to improve the referral process has been welcomed by practices.

NHS Digital designed the feature which makes it easier for GPs to viewservice referral criteria before referring a patient to secondary care.

This will bring about a reduction in administration work for staff, save GPs time, as well as lower practice costs.

The online tool is called the Verification of Referral Criteria and is now part of the NHS e-Referral Service.

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