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Common reasons for cancellation

Without the following information the RMS may cancel the referral:

  • BMI

 

Orthopaedic/MSK

  • X ray or other appropriate imaging in the last 6 months
  • Conservative measures completed, eg physiotherapy, podiatry, injections

 

Endometriosis

  • Ultrasound within 3 months of referral

 

Cardiology

  • Recent ECG attached

 

Audiology

  • Ears must have been examined and clear of wax

 

Cataract

  • Must have an optician report attached

 

Gallstones

  • Require an ultrasound and LFT blood result

 

Sleep apnoea

  • Needs an Epworth score and mention of CPAP therapy

 

Other

  • Patients that have been seen by a specialist outside the county need the appropriate letters attached

 

Please note if there are reasons for referring outside the guidelines please mention these in the letter