This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Read the latest issue online

CAMHS won't see you now

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

GPs to be asked to 'peer review' all referrals

Comment

We were doing this over a decade ago. Whilst it's 'cosy' to have lunch with your colleagues and go through referrals there is always a reason why a patient is referred - social context etc or sometimes just that 'nagging worry' when - as an experienced dlinician - you know that something is not right. It may not fit the referral criteria but we've been highly trained to manage uncertainty and sometimes that looks like a referral. A GP Update (Red whale) cancer update 18 months ago talked specificially about that "nagging feeling" and encouraged referral. Total waste of time and money in my experience - referral always still goes off

Posted date

30 Aug 2017

Posted time

6:15am

required
required
required