Table 2

Summary and description of the main themes

ThemesDescription
IdentificationExplicit informationThis theme describes forms of information which are considered explicit. This includes reference materials, behavioural markers and parental report.
Implicit informationThis theme captures forms of information which are less ostensive than material described above but nevertheless contribute to clinical decisions. This includes clinical intuition and prior knowledge of families.
Referral pathwaysPerceptions of the new referral pathwayThis theme provides an account of GPs and specialists impressions of the new pathway.
Specialist views on the role of GPsThis theme describes specialists’ views on the role of GPs.
Information sharing as a barrier and opportunityThis theme describes participant’s views on information sharing between services.
  • GP, general practitioner.