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Consultant-to-consultant referrals ban piles pressure on GP practices and delays treatment

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I agree with Colin Spencer. Just had a rheumatologist suggest a referral to dermatology for a small patch of eczema. He obviously doesn't know we are capable of dealing with eczema, especially with my post grad dip in dermatology. The other one is "i've replaced the left knee now but can you refer the patient back to me for right knee replacement". Apparently you are only allowed to see to the side GP referred and need a new referral for the other side......

Posted date

15 Aug 2013

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7:51am

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