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Surge in non-elective hospital activity hits CCG budgets          


There is absolutely NO incentive for hospitals to turn away ANY patient that claims they need to be seen. The PCT/CCG has to pay the tariff even when a patient has blatantly lied about appointments at the GP surgery. We still operate an open surgery EVERY day Mon- Fri morning where you can sit and wait to be seen and people still pitch up at A& E claiming they 'had to wait 2 days for an appointment' when plainly they did not want to wait in surgery. If A&E were able (and willing) to check with GP surgeries they could halve some of their non-emergency attendances. Everyone is too scared that they will be sued to tell it like it is to people who abuse the system.

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22 Nov 2012

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