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GPs to be asked to 'peer review' all referrals

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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my younger partners picked out as "inappropriate" because I hadn't requested an MRI scan first, relying instead on that outdated history-and-examination rubbish.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

5:17pm

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