The NHS e-RS benefits referrers by:
- providing a safe, secure and reliable system supporting patients in their choice decisions, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- providing an easy and reliable way of identifying appropriate services
- helping to optimise the clinical appropriateness of referrals
- introducing the concept of "book now, refer later" which allows the referrer to fully involve the patient in the decision making process during the consultation
- offering more efficient referral processes, such as reduced time spent chasing written referrals if implemented correctly
Find out more about realising the benefits.