The following is the letter which is used routinely to invite families for their first interview at our Family Clinic.
We have heard from…[referrer’s name]…about the difficulties that your family is having at the present time and we have been asked to give our opinion.
We find it most helpful if we see the whole family, for the first interview at least. So if you have other children, or anyone else living with your family, could they also come along and join in the discussion.
We can offer your family an appointment on [date] at [time] at the Charles Burns Clinic.
Would you please return the enclosed postcard within one week. If we do not hear from you by then, we shall assume that you do not want the appointment and we shall offer it to another family on the waiting list.
This letter is periodically amended when our experience suggests that changes in our procedures are necessary.