For those of us who receive referrals from doctors and psychiatrists, or would like to make referrals and maintain continuity of care, a Release of Information form demonstrates a client’s informed consent for us to consult with another practitioner.
Our form is clear with checkboxes and explanations. It contains separate sections for:
- Client Details
- Practitioner/Programme Details
- Methods of Communication
- Requesting Information
- Sharing Information
- Client Statement
We have included TWO correspondence templates for use with this form.
1. Referral Acknowledgement
This letter acknowledges a referral and includes the Release of Information, showing that you have obtained permission from the client to consult.
2. Referral Letter
This is an introductory letter sending a referral to a practitioner for assessment and requesting their reports.