I've been posting advice to patients advising them to personally follow up on referrals. Good advice I believe, which could save lives. I'm interested in people's views on this.
This is the message I'm sharing:
**Important message for patients relating to clinical referrals in England**
We need a specific effort to ensure ALL referrals are followed up. Some are getting 'lost'.
I urge all patients to check your referral has been received, ensure your GP and the clinical team you have been referred to have the referral.
Make sure you have a copy yourself too.