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GPs can only refer via Choose and Book, CCG rules


I have raised this issue but it has been ignored by our CCGs and the local Spire Alexandra Hospital who say it is the CCG that has made the rules. Recently, I had to advise a patient to register with a bigger Surgery which is doing C&B as this person wanted to have treatment only in Spire. He was happy to change surgeries. Fact remains, C&B is unfunded work being thrust upon Practices and if one gets stuck with this, one loses precious time which could have been used to attend to other patients. Do we really have influence on what the CCGs do?

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10 Apr 2015

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