Patient experiences with referrals to specialists – share your experience
The College is partnering with PlaceSpeak to engage with members of the public on topics that are relevant to them as patients in British Columbia.
This current consultation focuses on patient experiences with referrals to specialists. The College's guideline, Expectations of the Relationship between the Primary Care/Consulting Physician and Consultant Physician, outlines expectations of effective interactions between referring physicians and specialists during the referral process. In revising the guideline, the College is seeking input from patients who are directly involved in and affected by the referral process. The feedback the College receives will be valuable in providing greater clarity to the medical profession on what is considered acceptable practice and conduct in ensuring a patient-centred, effective referral process.
For more information, please visit the Consultation page.