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'Sharing the load' seems to mean dumping work on GPs


The point being made is that secondary care is becoming expert in managing their work load by refusing to see people or placing onerous conditions on potential referrals. We cant do that. The only part of secondary care that cant control who books to see them is a&e and look what a mess that is in. Anyone can book an appointment to see a GP for anything and we basically have to see them. Secondary care? ...ummmm 'i'm sorry but you don fulfil the current criteria and we don't have funding to deal with that particular kind of issue anymore, and anyway you haven't filled in our new form...besides which I'm really a little too busy anyhow , why don't you go and see ....a GP?' Cut backs in secondary care = work dumped into primary care. simple. issues don't magically disappear when a hospital stops providing a service...people just have to make do with a GP instead, even if the GP cant do diddly squat they still come in to talk about it and tell you how unhappy they are you cant do anything for them.

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09 Jan 2017

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