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A&E should 'repatriate' non-emergency patients back to GPs


How many iterations does it take you for to cotton on to the fact that a&e attendances are not cash cows for hospitals, they are overwhelming them? Financially and clinically. Most Trusts are in the red and losing the four hour battle. But turning patients away is hard. Our CCG chair spent a whole day with us and referred a grand total of ONE patient back to general practice. It might be better to relocate urgent care and put GPs to work in A&E and work together. And suggesting we turn away pyrexic babies or face not being paid is a pretty inhumane suggestion, and will never be practical. I fear for the future if that is how your leaders think.

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06 Mar 2014

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