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Exclusive Hospitals rendered ‘untouchable’ by coronavirus measures are still rejecting referrals and ‘reverse delegating’ patients back to their GPs, Pulse has learned.
The number of urgent cancer referrals made by GPs in April declined by 60% year on year, according to the latest NHS England data.
Exclusive GPs in London were blocked from referring patients with urgent suspected bowel cancer to hospitals based on symptoms alone under changes to local NHS guidance due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Exclusive Cervical screening offers will start being sent out to women across England again from this month after the invitation system was paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Practices should assess where urgent and routine treatment has been delayed and ‘focus’ on resuming chronic disease treatment and prevention, NHS England has said.