Development roadmap for e-referrals announced

NHS Digital has produced a roadmap for system enhancements to the NHS e-Referral Service up to October 2018.

NHS Digital is working with development partner BJSS to deliver new features and improve the user experience in readiness for the October 2018 deadline. This is when all consultant-led first outpatient appointments need to be made using the NHS e-Referral Service.

The enhancements include:

  • improving GPs’ view of information to reduce inappropriate referrals and admin
  • Application Programme Interfaces (APIs) to improve integration
  • a clinical advice and guidance service that will support multiple requests and responses.

More information is available on the NHS Digital website or sign up for the NHS e-Referral Service bulletin.