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GPs to be asked to 'peer review' all referrals


I have spent years at meetings where we 'split into groups' and took turns at discussing our referrals in different specialities. It was a bit 'my name is ... and in the last 3 months I have made ... dermatology referrals' - as if it was a crime/sin. My referral practice did not change as a result and I am sure nobody else's did either. It was a total waste of time. We now use a referral management system - at least the triagers here are either specialists or GPSIs. I object to fellow GPs who may know less than me deciding what happens to my patients. I am perfectly happy to take advice from anyone who knows more than me.

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29 Aug 2017

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