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Surge in non-elective hospital activity hits CCG budgets          

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Maybe it has something to do with A&E constantly discharging patients with no social care package. Not referring them to Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinics along with all the other "GP to kindly arrange..." Things they know we have no easy acces to. That way the patients just keep ending up in A&E to the point they eventually need emergency admission. All whilst we are charged per attendance. The acute trusts are ensuring we cannot in any way meet the unplanned attendance targets whilst creating further work on over stretched GPs. It takes even more time to try to fight this!

Posted date

22 Nov 2012

Posted time

9:33pm

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