RHC Fracture Clinic Pathway & how to arrange follow up (Ortho & Physiotherapy)

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Fracture clinic referral:
  1. Circle ‘Fracture’ on the pink follow up request sheet and write ‘VFC’ next to it as indicate by the ‘RHC Practical Fracture Management Guidance for use during COVID-19 crisis’.
  2. Call ED reception to arrange appointment – 84065 if in ED. If in Clinic 3 area then contact reception staff at the clinic 3 area.
  3. Provide parent / guardian with ‘Virtual Fracture Clinic’ parent information leaflet.
  4. Ensure correct contact details for patient are confirmed with reception staff prior to patient leaving the clinical area.

NB – ‘Face to Face’ fracture clinics can only be arranged with specific authorisation from Orthopaedic team.

Physiotherapy referral for phone consultation:
  1. Confirm with parent / guardian best contact number for future contact if required (update TrakCare if required).
  2. Complete TrakCare physiotherapy request but DO NOT give opt in letter.
  3. Ensure TrakCare request contains indication for referral as per 'RHC Practical Fracture Management Guidance for use during COVID-19 crisis’ – including suggested follow up timeframe.
  4. Provide parent / guardian with ‘Information for Fracture Clinic Patients During the Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak’ parent information leaflet.

NB – Physio opt-in service referral should remain as per pre-existing processes and conditions.

GENERIC VIRTUAL FRACTURE CLINICS (VFC)

ATTENDANCE @ RHC ED

Book onto VFC

Friday/Saturday (All day)

MON

All day Sun up to midday Mon

TUES

After midday Mon All day Tues

WED

All day Wednesday

THURS

All day Thursday

FRI

GENERIC # CLINIC – ONLY USE WHEN SPECIFIED BY ORTHO (Physical attendances)

NEW SLOTS are available 10.00am to 11.30 am   TUES, WED & THURS only

Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 22 May 2020

Next review: 22 May 2021

Author(s): S Foster