As well as receiving referrals from GPs (see here for more information on this) and from patients and professionals via public-facing referral forms, link worker teams can also add referrals directly into Social Rx. To do this, click on the 'Book in Referral' tab under either 'Link Worker Manager' or 'Link Worker' (depending on what type of account you have) in the blue navigation bar. This is shown in the screenshot below.
You will then be directed to a referral form which asks you to fill in your own details as well as the patient details. You must add a reason for referral, and optionally add any risk factors or long-term conditions that the patient may have. These fields are configurable in Social Rx by users who hold local admin permissions (please see Local Admin > Customer Configuration for more details), so you can add any extra fields or remove any that are not needed.
Make sure the patient's NHS number is included in the referral form to ensure the interoperability works with the GP system.
After completing the referral form, click the 'Start New Referral' button at the bottom of the page. If any required information is missing, the form will not be submitted and you will be asked to fill in the relevant fields.
For more information on adding referrals, watch our video: