RCHT Colorectal Surgery Advice & Guidance
From 1st June 2020 Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust will be offering an advice and guidance service on e-Referrals for Colorectal Surgery queries.
The Advice & Guidance service is to be used to obtain a diagnosis or management advice from a Lower GI Surgeon.
GPs will be able to request consultant advice on Colorectal queries for potential referrals into secondary care.
The service is to offer advice on management and treatment options for GPs to consider prior to referral with the aim of reducing the number of patients who need to be seen face to face.
If the patient is already under the care of a Lower GI Surgeon please detail this in the request.
Clinical responsibility remains with the GP until the patient is seen within secondary care.
All Advice & Guidance requests for this service must now be submitted through e-Referrals and replace the email service previously offered.