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

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F*ckwits they might be, but if it takes work away from GPs, and costs of followup tests and appointments, and time for chasing up crap, by all means. let someone else deal with the worried well. Anything to lower our workload. My worry here is that looking at the RCGP and GPC response, if this system is put into place, we will have to deal with some of the additional 'fallout' e.g. chase results, follow up appointments, etc. If you want to take it out of the GP's hands, then you better have the resources and manpower to deal with everything after, cos I sure as hell ain't going to be asked to do anything after, if I ever thought a patient did not need to be seen/investigated.

Posted date

12 Jan 2015

Posted time

2:14pm

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