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Referral management scheme declined almost a tenth of GP requestsSubscription

16 Mar 2018 By Julia Gregory

Exclusive Nearly a tenth of specialist referrals were sent back to primary care by a £206,000 a year private management scheme, a CCG has revealed.

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‘Little evidence’ that national cancer strategies have impacted survivalSubscription

15 Mar 2018 By Elisabeth Mahase

There is ‘little evidence’ that national cancer strategies have directly impacted on short-term survival, a new study has found.

Cancer - lung cancer - x-ray - diagnostics - diagnosis - referral - RF

Hunt must abolish 'unacceptable' cash-for-cuts GP referral schemes, says LabourSubscription

28 Feb 2018 By

The Labour Party has called on the health secretary to addres Parliament to 'rule out' the 'cash for cuts'-style GP referral schemes revealed by Pulse today.

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GP practices offered funding to cut cancer referrals in new schemeSubscription

28 Feb 2018 By Emma Wilkinson

A CCG is offering practices incentives to cut all referrals – including cancer referrals – Pulse has learnt.

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Austerity? You ain’t seen nothing yet Subscription

02 Sep 2016

Across the country GPs are facing radical new curbs on their referrals and prescribing 

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