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NHS e-Referral Service

The NHS e-Referral Service combines electronic booking with a choice of place, date and time for first hospital or clinic appointments. Patients can choose their initial hospital or clinic appointment, book it in the GP surgery at the point of referral, or later at home on the phone or online.

Referrers

Information and training to help you get started with making referrals in the NHS e-Referral Service, as well as guidance and help to make the most of the system. You can also learn more about the benefits and best practice.

Providers

Information and training to help you get started with adding your services to the NHS e-Referral Service, as well as guidance and help to make the most of the system. You can also learn more about the benefits and best practice.

Commissioners

Find out how the NHS e-Referral Service can help in clinical commissioning, and how the data can be used when making commissioning decisions and managing referrals.

Patients

To book your appointment and find out about choosing your hospital visit NHS Choices.

Integration 

Information, a selection of reference documentation, and signposting intended to help you understand the basic principles of achieving integration with the NHS e-Referral Service, whether through existing N3 HL7 Messaging or Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

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