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HSE National Procedure

Management of Referrals Accepted to the Public Health Nursing Service

Topic: Referrals public health nursing service
Document Owner: Office of the nursing and midwifery services director (onmsd)
National Group: National practice development for public health nursing
Effective From: 01 December 2018
To provide guidance to RPHN’s and RGN’s working in the community on the appropriate procedure for managing referrals accepted to the Public Health Nursing service that is underpinned by a person centred approach

This procedure applies to situations where the nursing resource within the service is at normal staffing levels. (A separate guideline is available applying to situations when nursing resources are not at normal staffing levels. (HSE, 2017c))