Tele-referral to Specialised Burn Services
The Specialised Burn Services within the SWUK ODN are currently implementing the use of a tele-referral system that allows referring services to send through information and photographs for a specialist opinion or advice on referral to the most appropriate service.
This is currently only available in the Bristol Children's Burns Centre and the Plymouth Burn Facility.
How to refer to the Bristol Children's Burns Centre: SWUK UHBristol Tele-referral Guidelines
What is Tele-referral?
Tele-referral to a Burn Service that has this set up and approved by their local Information Governance Department is available to all clinicians by accessing: https://nww.mdsas.nhs.uk/burns/ from an NHS computer. There is no need to register. Photographs can be uploaded via the Secure Image Data (SID) App (available from the App store or Android Store) allowing you to take photos using a smart phone or tablet (please check with you local Information Governance Lead if your Hospital Trust/Health Board allows this).
For further information on the tele-referral system the SWUK Burn Care ODN is using:
Guide to Tele-referral for the Referring Clinicians
Patient information leaflet on SID app