[Guideline 31]

Report on a Recommended Referral Document

SIGN Publication No. 31

ISBN 1899893 51 2
November 1998


The Guideline is available to download in Acrobat pdf format (info). (150K)

  1. Introduction
    1.1 Background
    1.2 Aims of the referral document
    1.3 The need for a recommended referral document
    1.4 Mode of communication
  2. Development of the referral document
    2.1 Literature review
    2.2 National consensus conference
    2.3 Formulating recommendations
  3. Implementation of the referral document
    3.1 Referral document template
    3.2 Information technology and electronic communication
    3.3 Electronic referral document
    3.4 Opportunities for audit
  4. Recommended referral document

Register of Interest
A register of interest is not available for this guideline. In line with the SIGN Document Retention Schedule (24/07/2010), after publication of this guideline, hard copies of declarations of interest were held at the SIGN Executive offices for one year. The declarations of interest were then archived for a further three years before being destroyed along with other guideline related documents. This schedule has now been revised.