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How we reduced our referral rates by 46%


well done but not patted on the back the GMP states that if a patient needs referral then they should be referred yes I agree some locums are absolutely non concordant but one of our CCGs use the buddy system and it works well my view as a clinical lead is if we want to use alternative therapies we should commission it as we have done MSK tier2--Community Prostate assessment clinics--E D clinics-Incontinences clinic-Community geriatrician and rapid response service-not forgetting the community dermatology and ophthalmology services. We have also created community beds and we follow shared protocols for long term condition with secondary care. We have also put a GP in A&E in front clinical lead and tutor Thurrock NHS CCG

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29 Aug 2013

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