Please write to me: writing outpatient clinic letters to patients

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, September 2018

Guidance to doctors recommending they write outpatient clinic letters directly to patients and send a copy of the letter to the patient’s general practitioner. The guidance covers general aspects of letter writing and applies to letters sent on paper and electronically. This is key communication and engagement with patients, and should improve patient satisfaction. The focus of this document is on doctors’ letters but it is relevant to all clinicians who write clinical letters.

Click here to view the guidance.

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