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'No long-term evidence' backing GP streaming in A&E, says leading GP

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Paul is correct. The target is politically and not medically driven. Triaging should always been done by senior professionals who are pragmatic and quick. The best model surely is a co- located UCC which is manned by GP's etc talking all the GP problems and minor injuries etc and then passing through suitable patients to an ambulatory emergency care facility and if all else fails then ED. You cannot get into ED unless you are in ambulance , referred by GP or as part of the inherent UCC triage process. As my colleague has said if you parade token GP's in front of an ED they will become part of an obsolete model. ED should have what's left

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21 Nov 2017

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12:42pm

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