This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Read the latest issue online

Gold, incentives and meh

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.


Hark, for I have witnessed the holy grail of GP correspondence


I can beat that. I had a letter from an orthopaedic surgeon today that said, "I think this patient should see a rheumatologist before we consider surgery AND I HAVE TAKEN THE LIBERTY OF ASKING ONE OF MY RHEUMATOLOGY COLLEAGUES TO SEND AN APPOINTMENT." But yes, usually I'm like, "Monitor serum rhubarb? WTAF? And you DO know that GPs are clever and can treat THAT and THAT and THAT without tests and referrals, don't you?"

Posted date

03 Nov 2017

Posted time