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How can practices fight unfunded transfer of work?

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Dr G, I'm sure you are a hardworking and well-meaning chap, but sending these templates back has become pointless. I've been sending at least one a week for the past couple of years and nothing changes. Don't take my word for it, look at the figures, NOTHING HAS CHANGED. 'Get a sick note from your GP' 'We don't have any medical input to the [chemotherapy] ward, get a prescription from your GP' 'GP to refer to specialist' 'GP to chase results of tests', no longer even a please, just an instruction 'missed the appointment [that hospital cancelled] go back to your GP and get referred again' unhappy with the wait for appointment 'go to your GP and ask him to write to us to expedite' I'm sure you know all these and many more. GP is the dog of every specialist nurse, radiologist, physiotherapist, speech therapist, podaitrist, consultant, doctor-in-training, medical secretary, bus-pass-issuer, optician etc RCGP, BMA and all their LMC's, Federations, CCG's, locality groups, PCN's, none of you have made any difference. Don't keep telling us to send in the templates, it is the very definition of insanity to keep doing something that doesn't work

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31 Oct 2019

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