You can select named clinicians for a service within the "Service Personnel" section of the service description in the Directory of Services. Clinicians must be registered with smartcards and added to a workgroup associated with the service within the directory.
All staff with a "service provider clinician" role will be available for selection as a named clinician. A clinician can be:
- allocated only
- both allocated and named
A clinician cannot be named without being allocated.
A "named" clinician is one who is associated with the service. Their name can be used by a referrer to search for specific slots assigned to them. An "allocated" clinician will still be associated with the service but will not be searchable using the named clinician functionality.
To allow bookings to named consultant-led teams, specific appointment slots for named clinicians should be allocated within the hospital patient administration systems.
We advise against adding the consultant’s name to the service name. This can make the searching process confusing for patients and referrers, who may be presented with a long list of similar services at the same provider.
Providers are required to accept all clinically appropriate referrals and have a responsibility to assess whether the referral information meets their acceptance criteria. There should be no difference in criteria used to reject referrals to a named consultant-led team or to any other service.
For services that have more than one consultant led team (pooled services), multiple named clinicians can be added to the same service