Patient Records: Referrals

There are a number of reasons why you may wish to refer patients for treatment or advice. The main reason for referring a patient is because the treatment proposed is either completely outside your skills and competence or because you feel a more appropriately trained colleague will be able to provide treatment with a greater degree of skill and competence, which would be in the patient’s best interests.

This course is suitable for the whole dental team.

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Patient records: Referrals

Clinicians must always work within their skills and competence which will vary from one clinician to another. It is the responsibility of each clinician to determine when to refer. There are a number of reasons why you may wish to refer patients for treatment or advice.

This course aims to help you understand the importance of referrals to other treating clinicians. Implementing this knowledge into your day to day work will help maintain good patient records.

This course is suitable for the whole dental team.

This course aims to help you understand the importance of referrals to other treating clinicians. Implementing this knowledge into your day to day work will help maintain good patient records.

You will understand:

    • General Dental Council standards
    • Reasons for referral
    • Writing a referral letter
    • Responsibilities of the receiving clinician
    • Urgent referrals
    • Periodontal referrals
    • Orthodontic referrals
    • Endodontic referrals
    • Implant referrals
    • Oral surgery referrals.

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Course Curriculum

  • GDC Standards
    5 minutes
  • Reason(s) for referral
    5 minutes
  • Second opinion
    5 minutes
  • Following referral
    5 minutes
  • The referral letter
    5 minutes
  • What does the receiving clinician need to do?
    5 minutes
  • When to refer
    5 minutes
  • Urgent referral
    5 minutes
  • Periodontal referral
    5 minutes
  • Orthodontic referrals
    5 minutes
  • Endodontic referrals
    5 minutes
  • Implant referrals
    5 minutes
  • Oral surgery referrals
    5 minutes
  • Summary – Referrals
    5 minutes
  • Pre-Question Advice Preview
    1 minutes
  • Patient Records: Referrals
    6 questions
  • Feedback & Reflective Learning Guidance
    5 minutes

Your course includes

 

Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 60 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After registering for the course, you have 365 days to access the course.

Does the course have a test?

Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. You must achieve 80% or more to pass the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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