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.


GPs to be asked to 'peer review' all referrals


It's a brilliant cost-saving exercise! As evidence, I present the orthopaedic referral for a patient with bleedin' obvious advanced osteoarthritis who wanted to discuss knee replacement surgery and which my younger partners picked out as "inappropriate" because I hadn't requested an MRI scan first, relying instead on that outdated history-and-examination rubbish. Is that the sort of thing NHS England has in mind?

Posted date

30 Aug 2017

Posted time