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GPs to oversee all vulnerable patients under emergency admissions DES  


'GPs will be responsible for case-managing and preventing hospital admissions - through direct phone contact with emergency providers and patients ' Trying to case manage patients to avoid unnecessary urgent admissions is useless if we cant get hold of our secondary care colleagues who are also involved in the care of certain patients! It takes days if not weeks for some to call back (sometimes no response)- in that time the patient has had to be admitted urgently when a possible planned admission could have been organised with better direct communication. Everyone needs to be involved in co-ordinated patient care not just GPs.

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15 Nov 2013

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