CRG updates

Please check this page for any updates to the COVID-19 clinical referral guidance. Click on the articles for more information and links to the updated Clinical Referral Guidelines.

Previous updates: June - May 2020

June 2020

17/06/2020: GP Guidance - Using the Consultant Connect App to take secure clinical images using your smartphone

Devon CCG has commissioned a secure clinical image app called PhotoSAF for use by primary health care professionals across Devon.

The app enables personal mobile devices and smart phones to be used securely to take and transfer patient images quickly and easily into clinical systems.

Read more in the Key Message: Consultant Connect App

10/06/2020: Change in process for chest X-rays at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Due to ongoing social distancing requirements, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is no longer carrying out "walk-in" chest X-rays service There is limited space in waiting areas and in order to ensure the service can continue to be safely provided, staff at Newton Abbot Hospital are implementing an appointment process for GP referrals. The new SOP is attached for information.

10/06/2020: Updated urgent contact details for Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust Ophthalmology service

The urgent advice and referrals contact details for the Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust Ophthalmology service have been updated on the COVID-19 Ophthalmology CRG.

08/06/2020: New Western and South Devon & Torbay COVID-19 Palliative Care CRG published

05/06/2020: New South Devon & Torbay COVID-19 Fertility CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Fertility has been published for South Devon & Torbay locality:

05/06/2020: New South Devon & Torbay COVID-19 Wheelchair Service CRG published

  • A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for the Wheelchair Service has been published for South Devon & Torbay locality:COVID-19 Wheelchair Service CRG (South Devon & Torbay)

May 2020

21/05/2020: New South Devon & Torbay COVID-19 Care of the Elderly CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Care of the Elderly has been published for South Devon & Torbay locality:

19/05/2020: New South Devon & Torbay COVID-19 Gynaecology CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Colorectal and General Surgery has been published for South Devon & Torbay locality:

19/05/2020: New Western COVID-19 Colorectal and General Surgery CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Colorectal and General Surgery has been published for Western locality:

19/05/2020: New Western COVID-19 Plastic Surgery CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for plastic surgery has been published for Western locality:

15/05/2020: New Western and South Devon & Torbay COVID-19 Sexual Health, HIV and PAS CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Sexual Health, HIV and PAS has been published for Western and South Devon & Torbay localities:

15/05/2020: Link added to NHS Devon CCG End of Life Care Resources for GPs (Devon wide)

A link to the NHS Devon CCG End of Life Care Resources webpage has been added to the Refer-CV19 CRGs under all localities. This page provides guidance on supporting people with progressive life-limiting illnesses.

14/05/2020: New Western COVID-19 Health Care of the Elderly (HCE) CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Health Care of the Elderly has been published for Western locality:

14/05/2020: New South Devon & Torbay COVID-19 Neurology CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Neurology has been published for South Devon & Torbay locality:

13/05/2020: New South Devon & Torbay COVID-19 Vascular CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Vascular has been published for South Devon & Torbay locality:

13/05/2020: New Western COVID-19 Gynaecology CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for gynaecology has been published for Western locality:

13/05/2020: New Western and South Devon & Torbay COVID-19 Paediatrics CRGs published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Paediatrics has been published for Western and South Devon & Torbay localities:COVID-19 Community Paediatrics CRG (Western)COVID-19 Community Paediatrics CRG (South Devon & Torbay)COVID-19 General Paediatrics CRG (South Devon & Torbay)

12/05/2020: New Western COVID-19 MSK CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for MSK has been published for Western locality:

12/05/2020: New Western COVID-19 Oncology CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Oncology has been published for Western locality:

12/05/2020: New Western COVID-19 Spinal/Neurosurgery CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for Spinal/Neurosurgery has been published for Western locality:

11/05/2020: New South Devon & Torbay COVID-19 ENT CRG published

A new COVID-19 clinical referral guideline for ENT has been published for South Devon & Torbay locality:

Last updated: 01-07-2020

 

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