Referral for further investigations

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Rationale

The evidence on when to refer was also limited and based mostly on people who had been hospitalised, so it was not relevant to everyone. The panel agreed that healthcare professionals should be alert to any changes and that the recommendations in the assessment section would also apply to monitoring.

Recommendations

Be alert to to symptoms developing that could mean referral or investigation is needed (following recommendations in Section 3).

For further symptom specific advice around follow-up, please see Additional Specialty Advice to Support Primary Care Management.