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GP referrals being knocked back by referral management systemSubscription

14 Aug 2019 By Hiba Mahamadi

The BMA has said GP referrals are being knocked back due to 'arbitrary local procedures', leading to serious consequences for patients. 

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Almost 97% of 'out-of-area' mental health patients are inappropriateSubscription

08 Aug 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Almost all mental health in-patients in England who are placed in out-of-area beds are inappropriate, according to the latest NHS Digital statistics.

Self-referrals to NHS physios will create 'small increase' in MSK appointmentsSubscription

19 Jul 2019 By Lea Legraien

Direct patient access to NHS physiotherapists will increase the demand on general practice, and may fail to reduce GP workload, according to a new study.

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GPs in England receive over 250,000 inappropriate NHS 111 referrals per monthSubscription

16 Jul 2019 By Anviksha Patel

GPs in England receive over a quarter of a million inappropriate referrals from NHS 111 every month, a Pulse survey has shown

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