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


I am imagining a process whereby 2ww referral forms are available for the general public - and if they can tick one of the boxes, then can then go for the special cancer tests. If it is done properly (agree that is unlikely with NHSE) it might actually help. It will stop 15 year olds insisting that they need cancer referrals for their 4 days of diarrhoea and might stop cases where the press blamed the GP for not referring early in unusual cases. (Like Stephen Sutton)

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12 Jan 2015

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