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Revealed: The proportion of non-medical specialists in your area

By Nigel Praities

View our interactive map showing the proportion of non-medical specialists at hospitals across the country.

Click on the map below to see figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act for hospitals across the country.

You can click on individual markers to view figures for that hospital. You can also use the buttons at the side of the map to zoom in or pan around the country.

Map showing the proportion of non-medical specialists who take GP referrals


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Map showing the proportion of non-medical specialists who take GP referrals Map showing the proportion of non-medical specialists who take GP referrals Key

Red markers: ≥50% of specialists are not medically qualified

Yellow markers: 11 - 49% of specialists are not medically qualified

Green markers: ≤10% of specialists are not medically qualified

Blue markers: Trust unable to provide figures

Hospital trusts not displayed had not responded as we went to press.

The questions we asked were:

Are non-medical consultants required to inform all patients they are not medically qualified during a consultation?

Are GPs able to request that a patient is seen by a medically-qualified consultant when making a referral?

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