Introduction to PReSS
A new way to manage incoming referrals
This guide provides information on the set up, use and functionality of the Provider Referral Status System (PReSS). This is a pan-service version of the information and there may be local changes made – especially to data reporting elements.
PReSS enables you to manage the entire patient journey from within the referral system.
This document will be updated as new features are added to the system, so we recommend that you check for changes regularly. We will also add your email address to our PReSS user mailing list where we will inform you of the latest developments.
PReSS also provides access to our fully integrated imaging system enabling you to view and download high quality radiograph images.
In some areas you will be offered the opportunity to sign up for Advanced PReSS. This system includes access to the NHS Personal Demographics System and Summary Care Record as well as VPN access to N3. If your area team is part of the scheme you will receive separate instructions on acquiring a smart card and access to the managed desktop service.