Question: What Is A Non Urgent Referral?

What is a red flag referral?

Red flag is the term used across the.

Northern Ireland Health Service to.

speed up appointments when your GP.

feels there is a possibility that your.

symptoms could indicate cancer..

What does it mean when a doctor gives you a referral?

3-minute read. A referral is a written request from one health professional to another health professional or health service, asking them to diagnose or treat you for a particular condition.

How long does a dental referral take?

Once the staff at the DRMS receive your referral they will aim to process it within 48 hours (this is the time taken from receipt of referral to it being allocated to a provider – Waiting times are not included in this timeframe).

Do doctors tell you if they suspect cancer?

The doctor may start by asking about your personal and family medical history and do a physical exam. The doctor also may order lab tests, imaging tests (scans), or other tests or procedures. You may also need a biopsy, which is often the only way to tell for sure if you have cancer.

How long does it take for an NHS referral?

The maximum waiting time for non-urgent, consultant-led treatments is 18 weeks from the day your appointment is booked through the NHS e-Referral Service, or when the hospital or service receives your referral letter. However, your right to an 18-week waiting time does not apply if: you choose to wait longer.

What is urgent doctor appointment?

Emergency appointments are for patients who have an urgent medical problem that cannot wait for a routine appointment. Within 48 hours. For patients who need to be seen soon but do not require an emergency appointment, we offer appointments within a 48 hour period. Routine.

How do I get an urgent referral?

If you don’t get your appointment details within a week, call your GP surgery and tell them it’s an urgent referral. You have a legal right to see a specialist within two weeks of being referred. If this isn’t possible, the NHS must try to offer you an alternative – but you will need to ask the hospital to do this.

Does an urgent referral mean I have cancer?

It is important to realise that being given an urgent referral to a specialist does not necessarily mean that you have cancer. Why have I been referred to hospital? Your General Practitioner (GP) or Dentist has asked for you to have an urgent hospital appointment within two weeks.

What does urgent referral mean?

An urgent two-week referral means that you will be offered an appointment with a hospital specialist within 2 weeks of your General Practitioner (GP) making the referral.