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GPs urged to ring vulnerable patients over weekend in attempt to cut A&E attendance


Dear Adam General Practices across the country are facing unprecedented demand for appointments. Often GPs are working 12-14 hour shifts trying to clear the backlog of paperwork, much of it imposed by secondary care. Please can you cascade to your secondary care colleagues so that they make every effort: - not to add "GP review" for every discharge out of the hospital - not to ask GPs to "review the patient and consider referral to the neurologist" - you're a bloody physician, you can do it yourself. -not to discharge patients ridiculously early that they;re back in ward AMU in 48 hours. -not to reject my gateway referrals because if Im referring, its because I actually want the patient to be seen Whilst you're at it, could you stop CQC breatehing down my neck because I've not got an enhanced disclosure in the last 6 months? Dr A Noyed GP Pretty fed up and Burnt out (PFUBO)

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15 Dec 2014

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