Discharge Summary and Outpatient Clinic Letter Operational Procedure


Category
Clinical Practice (Policies)
Code
CP73
Issue No
2

Target Audience

Inpatient and Community Mental Health (including LD and secure) staff

Purpose

To inform of both the process for completion of discharge summaries and electronically transferring them to the relevant GP practice within 24 hours of the discharge and completing outpatient clinic summary letters and electronically transferring them to the relevant GP practice within 7 days of the clinic appointment.

Origin

Lead executive
Director of Operations

Document Author
Effective Services Department/ Emergency Planning Team


Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

16 September 2019

Approval Meeting

Executive Core Group Meeting for Docman Connect


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