Notification of James Paget University Hospitals Emergency Patients Discharged from Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals v1
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust NNUH provides the urology emergency on-call service for James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust JPUH . Patients requiring emergency admission are transferred to the NNUH out of hours. The JPUH patients admitted and treated will have an Electronic Discharge Letter EDL completed on discharge.
The purpose of this standard operating procedure SOP is to describe the process used to ensure the JPUH based Consultant urologist are notified of a JPUH patients emergency admission and discharge in a timely manner. The EDL will provide details of the admission episode required to inform of follow-up care to be provided at JPUH.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
The Trust's guidelines are made publicly available as part of the collective endeavour to continuously improve the quality of healthcare through sharing medical experience and knowledge. The Trust accepts no responsibility for any misunderstanding or misapplication of this document.