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When to refer

When to refer

Refer customers with the following to their GP/111:1,4
  • Blood in the stools
  • Recent hospital/antibiotic treatment
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Dehydration
  • Nocturnal symptoms
  • Potential illnesses caused by recent travel
  • Diarrhoea that lasts more than 7 days (or vomiting more than 2 days)
  • Unable to keep fluid down due to sickness
Signs that indicate the customer should go to A&E are:4
  • Vomiting blood/vomit that looks like ground coffee
  • Bright green or yellow vomit
  • They might have swallowed something poisonous
  • They also have a stiff neck and pain when looking at bright lights
  • They have a sudden, severe headache or stomach ache
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