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


Absolute tosh! My partner is a specialist nurse and runs triage for cancer referral in her speciality - I hear almost daily moaning of GPs referring Pt who really should not be referred. Anything from one episode of rectal bleed with no other symptoms (yes, they can be referred under normal pathways but shouldn't be under 2ww) to someone who already had investigation just 6/12 ago with no change in symptoms (and no mention of having these done in the referral, suggestive of improper considerations). Many of us are very good but some of us are not. And the public will be even less medically trained then not so good GP......

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12 Jan 2015

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