Clinical Responsibilities when delegating Roles NHS e-Referral Service

Author: Debbie Stovin

Published Date: August 2019

Date to Review: May 2022

The clinician remains responsible for the clinical consequences whenever they delegate responsibility for referring, accepting, redirecting or rejecting NHS e-referrals to a non-clinician.

Current General Medical Council (GMC) Good Medical Practice (2013) guidelines state that, where there is any delegation by a clinician regarding the care of a patient, the clinician will still be responsible for the overall management of the patient.

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