Consultant to consultant (C2C) referrals 

UCLH and its host/coordinating commissioner Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who are part of NHS North and East London CCG, have an agreed protocol for consultant to consultant (C2C) referrals on behalf of the CCG, for the provision of health care services.  This protocol has been in place for a number of years and has been updated for 2013/14. 
 
The aim of the policy is to enable the effective use of C2C referrals.  In doing so there must be some key guiding principles to ensure patient safety and reduce clinical risk. The overarching principle, however, is if the patient can be managed in primary and community care they should be referred back to their GP.