In common with all other specialities, we are changing the way we work over the next few months and in particular who we see in outpatient clinics.
As you are aware, routine referrals to Paediatric specialities will now be rejected.
For Paediatric Medicine, and all related sub-specialities, we will follow the following process for assessing and auctioning Urgent referrals to the service.
All urgent referrals will be reviewed by a Paediatrician – those which are deemed to be routine concerns will be discharged back to GP with a covering letter explaining the decision and requesting re-referral should the presenting problem continue beyond the pandemic period.
All other urgent referrals will be provided with a telephone/video appointment as a first action – should this be sufficient to provide treatment or associated care plan, the patient will be discharged.