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Physio 'first contact' service set to be rolled out next year in GP practicesSubscription

18 Oct 2017 By

GP practices may be able to provide patients with direct access to a physiotherapist, rather than with a GP, from next year says an NHS England director.

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GPs will have to review ‘a further 160,000 items’ of lost clinical correspondenceSubscription

16 Oct 2017 By

GPs are in for a workload hit after NHS England uncovered a further 162,000 pieces of clinical correspondence lost in an NHS blunder.

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GPs roped in to help trust tackle 30,000-patient referral backlogSubscription

11 Oct 2017 By

Exclusive GPs, NHS trusts and private providers are being asked to review referrals and take on patients to tackle a backlog of 30,000 patients waiting for treatment at one NHS trust.

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GPs told to refer patients 'out of county' for four specialties due to staff shortagesSubscription

09 Oct 2017 By Michelle Madsen

GPs in Lincolnshire have been told to refer patients out of county for some specialist treatments due to a shortage of specialist doctors and long waiting lists.

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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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Should patients be allowed to self-refer for cancer tests?

03 Feb 2015

Plans to cut GPs out of referrals for cancer are causing concern, finds Caroline Price

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