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Rapid Referral Review (RRR) or Specialist Advice Guidance and Expertise (SAGE) is now going to be called Pre-choice Triage (the acronym will no doubt be PCT!).
In those specialties where this is happening your referral will be seen by a consultant within 48 hours.
Currently this is only happening in urology for the whole of NEW Devon. There are pilots in a variety of other specialties including rheumatology, gastroenterology, gynaecology, paediatrics, dermatology and cardiology.
The plan is to roll out Pre-choice triage consistently across all localities and specialties by April 2017.
Because your patient may be suitable for advice and guidance, or to go straight for a test, when making a referral please do not promise a face to face consultation with a specialist.
DRSS have produced an initial advice sheet to explain the above options for patients which you can use within your practice.
When the consultant reviews the referral letter this may result in:
As a result of closer collaboration with secondary care and in line with the roll out of Pre-choice Triage many more CRGs are already in production. We will keep you updated prior to their publication.
Please see below a list of those specialties where PCT is currently live, please note this will be updated as new specialties go live:
|Ear, Nose & Throat||Yes||Yes|
|GI & Liver||Yes||No|
|Health Promotion, Weight Management||No||Yes|
Updated: 30 March 2017 Published: 30 November 2016