This is a request for a health care service to be provided for a PATIENT. If there is a verbal request this would normally be confirmed by a written request, and these should be processed as one referral. An electronic message is treated as a written referral.
Where the REFERRAL REQUEST relates to a booking system, the patient is given the choice of when to attend. For full booking the patient is offered a date within one working day of the referral or decision to admit.
This class is also known by these names: