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Pharmacists want to bypass GP and refer patients directly to hospital


This plan completely misunderstands the skill of being a GP. Referring patients to hospital is the really easy part of the job - in fact I would say anyone could do it. It is the 'not' referring that is the clever skillful part of the job. if Pharmacists are allowed to refer Secondary care will soon be completely overwhelmed.

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21 Dec 2016

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