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Referral management scheme declined almost a tenth of GP requests


simnple one Ian. The GP. if a referral is declined, then responsibility is passed back to the referring GP. Therefore a declined referral must be referred back immediately if disputed into the hospital. At the same time a complaint must be made to CCG contracts monitoring team each time as there has been an unnecessary delay in treatment to the patient. The patient must also be informed of the delay so that they can also make their complaint known. IF the patient has suffered harm as a result of the delay from the RMC then the RMC doctor is liable. the RMC doc would not have a leg to stand on. Rejecting a referral without seeing the patient is indefensible. ENT cancer can be very subtle. we could be held guilty of manslaughter now. we could be brave and gatekeep before Baba Garwa, but times have really changed everything. - anonymous salaried!

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16 Mar 2018

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