RCHT Thoracic Medicine Advice & Guidance


From 21st July 2020 the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust will be offering an Advice & Guidance Service on e-Referrals for Thoracic Medicine queries.


The Advice & Guidance Service has been established to offer Consultant advice on Thoracic Medicine queries when direct referral into secondary care may not be necessary.  The service will advise on management and treatment options for GPs to consider prior to referral where appropriate, 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 one of the Thoracic Medicine Consultants, 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 informal email service previously offered.


Review date                          November 2021

Next review date                   November 2022

GP Sifter                               Dr Madeleine Attridge