Find out about NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) releases.
Release 10.8 - Friday 13 August 2021 (subject to final testing)
1. Referrer ‘Cancel request’ action – wording change on the completion screen
To further support referring users who use the ‘Cancel request’ action, the wording on the final confirmation screen will be updated. The new wording accommodates different scenarios when ending the referral.
This new wording will display:
“What to do now
You may like to let the patient know if their referral has been cancelled.”
2. Provider Application Programming Interface (API) to support triage responses
From this release, a new API will be available which allow referrals sent to triage services (Referral Assessment Services - RAS) to be accepted (for booking later) or returned to the referrer with advice.
In response to user needs in the current situation, we have introduced a new specialty of:
With the following clinic types:
Post-COVID-19 syndrome service
Not Otherwise Specified
Providers offering post-COVID-19 services for patients may wish to start using this new specialty to help referrers find their services more easily.
Release 10.6 - Friday 18 June 2021
1. Referrer screen changes
Changes were made to (initial) referring user screens starting from this release. This first phase has introduced a referral summary screen, which provides a new screen detailing all the information that is relevant to the referral in one place. Some of the subsequent action screens have also be re-formatted.
As these changes impact all (initial) referring users (for example, a GP), users should familiarise themselves with these changes as soon as possible.