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Patients to be allowed to self-refer for cancer diagnostics without going through GP


Clearly idiotic, but a logical step when patients already have a right to further referral and investigation under the NHS constitution. More annoying is the frequency with which it takes us 3-4 referrals into secondary care to get a specialist to take vague symptoms seriously, and investigate sufficiently to find the cancer we suspected due to professional experience & gut feeling, but couldn't irrefutably find on a diagnostic test. The resourcing of this will be near impossible.

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12 Jan 2015

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