RCHT Gastroenterology Advice & Guidance


From 22nd April 2020 Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust will be offering an advice and guidance service on e-Referrals for Gastroenterology queries.


The Advice & Guidance service is to be used to obtain a diagnosis or management advice from a Consultant Gastroenterologist.

GPs will be able to request consultant advice on Gastroenterology 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.


Exclusions to this service include:

- 2WR referral criteria

If the patient is already under a Gastroenterology consultant, please include the details of which consultant in the request, in order that discussions can be had with the relevant consultant as required.

Clinical responsibility remains with the GP until the patient is seen within secondary care.