Devon Referral Support Services

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  • New Devon CCG

DRSS is part of NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW Devon CCG).

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  • Contact DRSS

DRSS is based at two sites:

Bridge House
Collett Way
Newton Abbot
Devon TQ12 4PH

Ground Floor, Windsor House
Tavistock Road
Devon PL6 5UF

Helpdesk: 01626 883 888


  • DRSS Purpose

Everything we do supports healthy people, living health lives in healthy communities.

We do this by ensuring individuals access the right advice, care or treatment in a timely manner.

  • DRSS Ethos

Provide a supportive, efficient, patient centred service in a professional manner Recognise and respect each other, our differences and our opinions Work & communicate together to uphold an honest and open environment for our department

News and Updates

DRSS are committed to being a transparent organisation and to delivering a quality service to patients and healthcare providers and other stakeholders. We welcome visits from health care providers, commissioning organisations and patient groups both locally and from further afield to share experiences and good practice.

We actively seek patient feedback on their experiences of using NHS services, recognising that we are just one small part of the wider patient journey (see patient involvement section for more information).

A key function of DRSS is to facilitate and develop discussions between primary and secondary care clinicians and managers. Quality of referrals, referral audits, feedback, development and implementation of clinical pathways and referral criteria, improvements to referral processes (such as enhanced triage, directly bookable services on Choose and Book, improved Directory of Services, slot availability issues) and participation in Clinician to Clinician (C2C) or Clinical Pathway Groups (CPGs) are all examples of where DRSS teams can work collaboratively with providers and other organisations to ensure people get the right care in the right place, first time.

The DRSS teams endeavour to share as much relevant information with practices and providers as possible. Monthly bulletins are sent to practices and we work closely with the locality teams to channel information to practices most effectively. If there is any information that you can't find please contact the operational support team.

Latest news from New Devon CCG

Updates relating to health campaigns, local services, public health initiatives and messages from GPs.

Patient feedback and involvement

See what people have said about DRSS including our patient survery results report.

More information supporting the referral process is available under the 'Decision aids, choices and referral information for patients' section.