The role of the CASES GP Peer Review Team is to provide support and advice to streamline the referral process in Sheffield. The team of 18 GPs have an interest in the relevant specialty, but are not ‘experts’. They identify those referrals which could potentially be managed in primary care and provide information and guidance for the GP in those cases.
The majority of referrals are forwarded straight to the relevant hospital clinic and patients will receive a letter from the CASES team advising them how to choose and book an appointment. In some cases however, alternative management options are proposed, such as:
Additional treatment or investigation by the GP
A referral to a neighbouring practice or community clinic for treatment
Meet our team of reviewing GPs here.