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


I think JK's suggestion has merit. But I also think the idea of A&E and GP on same site is also a good idea - rapid access to tests for GPs when required. A big part of the reason the patients go to hospitla is they know they'll get same day bloods, ecg and possibly X-Ray. They will go where the facility to investigate is - we need to either be able to offer that when it is required, or change their behaviour with education. Ideally both!

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06 Mar 2014

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