You can still write a referral to a specialist you know. However as you don’t know this specialist’s fees or waitlist, they may not be suitable for your patient. As a result, you can refer them to Private Patient Connect to find another specialist. We can provide you with a pamphlet to give to your patient.
Patients upload their GP referral and any medical scans you ordered. Relevant specialists respond and the patient chooses their preferred specialist.
The patient either returns to you to ask for a referral for their chosen specialist, or uses the open referral you provided. You are still the referring GP and the specialist will inform you of the results.