Stupidity has many names
This is nothing new. The RMS also known as Referral Management System has been tried in many areas with mixed success. It has been dumped in many areas due to cost.
The article says "GPs will be able to appeal decisions in cases where the referral has been rejected."
I think it is better that the patients appeal the decision or the RMS explains to the patient why this referral is not needed. The GPs should not get it from both ways the patients and the consultants.
GMC should be charged with bringing profession to disrepute, encouraging consumerism and commercialisation with in profession and ultimately degrading and destroying a noble profession. RCGP as accomplice in this act.
Well done to all responsible for promoting professionalism and high standards in medicine. job well done in destroying the profession that you are there to protect and nurture.
GPs Should be able to prescribe money to patients. As more money will give patients more choice and independence in choosing to eat better and engage in activities of their liking and this will certainly improve their health and overall wellbeing. Let's get FP10 chequebooks to issue cheques to patients. Bring it on. My patients will love it.
Very well written piece. What a shame that after years of battling the system and constant changes to the service We feel tired and worthless. I am afraid it is no longer the issue about just the money as no amount of money will solve the crisis unless the work is done to reduce demand and expectations which I can not see happening.
NICE has become an white elephant. It has lost its sense of purpose and direction. It is no longer an aid to our work rather a hindrance. Why have 3 different guidelines for same condition. I will trust the BTS and SIGN guidelines more than the NICE as these are produced by clinicians and not by marketeers, financiers and lay people.