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GPs told to refrain from referring as hospital declares early-season black alert


Why are GPs constantly told that we need to be the solution to the problems that exist in other parts of the system (and over which we have no control)? If there is not enough capacity in A&E or hospital beds, that is the problem that needs sorting out. It won't get sorted out until there is media attention and pressure on the politicians. Dear Cambridge GPs - if you feel a patient needs an urgent hospital assessment, please discharge your professional duties and send them in. Do not risk their lives (or your careers). If the hospital team then think they can be managed in a community setting, let them discharge them and take clinical responsibility for them at home for the period of their illness.

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15 Sep 2017

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