This is a reminder about changes to referral processes using the electronic referral service (e-RS), effective from this week.
The following services have now moved to Advice & Guidance as the single point of access for specialist advice and direct referrals:
- Rheumatology services at Royal London/Mile End (please note this service also covers Newham) and Whipps Cross Hospitals
- Endocrine services at Newham and Whipps Cross Hospitals
This model was already in place for accessing Gastroenterology at Royal London Hospital and Infectious Diseases across all Barts Health sites.
To refer to these services, please use Advice & Guidance and ensure that you authorise conversion to referral prior to submitting a request.
Please note that Gastroenterology at Whipps Cross and Newham currently continue to accept direct referrals and Endocrine at St Barts Hospital remains available as a RAS.
Local borough MSK referral routes are unaffected.
If you have any queries in relation to these changes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org