Patient Self Referral: A Guide for Therapists
This exciting series is unique in providing advice on management, leadership and development for those in the Allied Health Professions (AHP). This practical and comprehensive guide contains all the information you need to set up a self referral service successfully, including answers to frequently asked questions, sample referral forms, a sample poster, datasets, guides for consistency, an anticipated referral calculator tool and a complete glossary of terms. "Over the last ten years we have lost count of the inquiries we've fielded from all over the United Kingdom and from many other countries worldwide. We've been contacted by a wide range of healthcare providers, clinical staff from a variety of professions; therapists, nurses and doctors, service managers, professional bodies and healthcare policy makers and the questions have been the same. This is a practical guide that should help to take you relatively stress-free through the very important key stages of preparation. It will provide useful hints and tips to assist you in your decision making and will ensure as successful and painless a transition as possible." - Lesley Holdsworth and Valerie Webster, in the Introduction.
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Introduction Why write this guide?
Who this book is for How to use this guide
Why consider patient selfreferral?
Legal and professional considerations
What do we mean by patient selfreferral?
Know your population
Know your service
What kind of patient selfreferral service is right for you?
The most frequently asked questions
Making critical friends
Before you start
Preparing for implementation
Publicising the change in access to your service
Measuring and demonstrating impact
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