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My solution to secondary care workload dump

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Your attitude makes me despair for the medical profession. Firstly, you brought this on yourselves Remember it was you yourselves, who told everyone that you could do everything we did in secondary care only better and cheaper. Did you really not realise that this would make extra work for you all... Our CCG informed us in no uncertain, rather aggressive terms a couple of years ago that we were not allowed to make new patient referrals, and we would be fined for excess new to follow-up out patient slots. This was an inevitable consequence of that decision. Secondly, do you think you're the only ones who get dumped on? Here is a GP letter I received this morning in full 'This patient is under your care and I enclose a copy of the blood tests which are abnormal. Please advise'. I'm tempted to use one of your tactful template letters back. Dear GP - if you do the tests, its your job to work it out for yourself. Or I could do what I always do, which is to put the patient first. Something must have gone wrong in your heads with the attitude you express. Get help.

Posted date

21 Nov 2016

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10:14am

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