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How to make a referral

Refer a patient

If you are a health professional working in Worcestershire and need to refer a patient to one of our specialist services, please contact the service directly or follow the detailed guidelines for referrals for services such as Pathology

Clinical Guidelines

Clinical guidelines are used by health professionals at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust for a wide range of conditions, treatments and tests. You can get more information about our Clinical Guidelines here.

Worcestershire Treatment Pathways

Treatment pathways are a simple flow chart, with each stage of the patient journey mapped out. These have been created to reflect National recommendations and bring together local policies, procedures, patient information and contact information.

Treatment pathways will assist with the standardisation of care across Worcestershire and improve communication between primary and secondary care services

The information included within these pathways is for use by clinicval/specialist staff.  If you are a patient requiring information, please refer to the relevant patient information leaflets and discuss with your clinician.

Our clinical guidelines, policies and procedures can be found on Worcestershire Treatment Pathways.


Worcestershire Formulary

This Formulary is intended for use by staff working within the Worcestershire area, in either Primary, Secondary or Mental Health care Trusts and is available via the Internet.

The aim of the Area Prescribing Committee is to manage medicines usage across the Worcestershire Health Economy. The central principles of rational prescribing and medicines use, namely clinical and cost effectiveness, appropriateness (including convenience), safety and financial management, will guide the thinking and outputs of the Committee. The membership comprises of representatives from Worcestershire Primary Care Trust, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust, Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership Trust, and a lay member.