REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE

The start date of a REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD.

This is a specific type of the attribute ACTIVITY DATE.

A REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE will be one of the following:

Referral To Treatment Consultant Led Waiting Times:

For most PATIENTS, the start of the REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD begins with a SERVICE REQUEST from a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER to a CONSULTANT.

SERVICE REQUESTS to CONSULTANTS who provide care services in community settings (for example in outreach clinics, directly employed by a Primary Care Trust or working in a community hospital) also start REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIODS and the REFERRAL REQUEST RECEIVED DATE will be the start of the  REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD.

A REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD may also start from SERVICE REQUESTS to CONSULTANTS from GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS, Practitioners with Special Interests, OPTOMETRISTS and Orthoptists, National Screening Programmes, Specialist NURSES, other CARE PROFESSIONALS where Primary Care Trusts have approved these mechanisms locally.

An 18-week clock also starts upon a self referral by a PATIENT to the above services, where these pathways have been agreed locally by commissioners and providers and once the referral is ratified by a CARE PROFESSIONAL.

A REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD will also start where PATIENTS are transferred to an elective Consultant Led Service through SERVICE REQUESTS from Accident and Emergency Departments including Minor injuries units and Walk In Centres.

Allied Health Professional Referral To Treatment Measurement:

Further guidance relating to the Allied Health Professional Referral To Treatment initiative can be found at the Department of Health Publications website.

 

This attribute is also known by these names:
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pluralREFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATES