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

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I agree with this. it will stop a lot of time waster coming to GP's and they can get what they want by wasting someone else time and I can see patients who want medical care and value my advice. Everyone is happy, no complaints. I too have to agree that the gatekeeper role is not what I am here to do. I will not deny patients access to specialists if it is even vaguely clinically indicated or if they are not happy with the advice I give them. If they want a referral because they are worried and want to see a specialist by all mean. Until the NHS constitution takes that right away from them.

Posted date

12 Jan 2015

Posted time

1:53pm

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