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GPs to be asked to 'peer review' all referrals


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

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30 Aug 2017

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