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Find out about NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) planned maintenance and service availability.


Regarding the service-impacting work planned on the NHS e-Referral service (e-RS) to implement maintenance release 8.5.

This is still subject to ongoing testing and final approval. Please treat the specific times of the work and the associated outage as provisional. A further update will be communicated on Tuesday 23 April.

Planned change timing Planned change outage Expected user impact

Saturday 27 April, 1pm


Sunday 28 April, 4am

Saturday 27 April, 4.15pm


Sunday 28 April, 4am

Users will be unable to access the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) for the duration of the change outage.

Slot polls may be impacted.

What is planned for release 8.5

Information is available on the NHS e-Referral Service release information page.

If you have any questions, please e-mail:

If you would like to receive the planned release communications for all nationally delivered services including e-RS, please contact your Implementation and Business Change Manager or email: 

Further information

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Last edited: 18 April 2019 11:53 am