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Referral management scheme declined almost a tenth of GP requests

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@Mark Howson With respect when I write for advice that is what I put in my letter. If I want a patient to be seen then that is what I and my patient expect. I am not a GPWSI in everything so I would imagine some of my referrals are better than others, but I would be surprised if as many as 15% are inappropriate. What is broken about the system is not that there are too many referrals but that there are too few GPs to manage, and (perhaps) too few consultants to receive. I think Crown indemnity should be picking up any risks to patients who are bounced back and subsequently come to harm as I don't see why we should fall victim to a game of managerial silly buggers.

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16 Mar 2018

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3:02pm

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