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Two thirds of GPs practising more defensively amid fears of 'compensation culture'


Patients expectations are raised by Govt. GPs are told to cut referrals.Patients attend A& E / UCC for a second opinion. GPs are then told to reduce A&E attendances. GPs referrals are monitored by Referral Management Centers often managed by junior staff. This blended with GMC lines on Good Medical Practice, Nice guidelines, CCG pressures and compulsory attendance at silly meetings - all lead to pressure and stress leading to complaints as patients This leads to defensive medicine & rightly so leading to expensive and sometimes unnecessary investigations. GPs and particularly GPC have lost their influence.

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22 Jan 2013

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