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GPs can only refer via Choose and Book, CCG rules

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Having worked with some of the doctors mentioned in the article , I'd say this is a genuine attempt to improve things for patients and also to help manage th he referrals burden. My experience was that Oxfordshire was making C+B work much better than what I've seen down here in London. I share the concerns some have stated above, that this may move admin work from (funded) secondary care into (buffet style, all you can eat) primary care. There may be a short term funding uplift, but how long before that is "rolled into" the global sum, then quietly forgotten?

Posted date

17 Apr 2015

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11:11pm

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