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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.
GPs are in for a workload hit after NHS England uncovered a further 162,000 pieces of clinical correspondence lost in an NHS blunder.
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.
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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Across the country GPs are facing radical new curbs on their referrals and prescribing
Plans to cut GPs out of referrals for cancer are causing concern, finds Caroline Price