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struggling to get referrals,scans or x-rays?

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daniel

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struggling to get referrals,scans or x-rays?

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if you have been to your doctors and thought you might need a referral, scan or x-ray and feel like it was blocked then perhaps this may be the answer.

GPs being paid to cut patient referrals

Some doctors in England are being offered thousands of pounds to cut the number of patients being sent to hospital, an investigation has found.

GP practices are being paid to help local NHS groups limit the number of patient referrals and cut costs, the doctors' magazine Pulse found.

Appointments affected include scans and consultations with specialists - including those for cancer patients.

In one case, Birmingham South Central CCG was offering practices more than £11,000 to reduce new outpatient attendances, follow-ups, A&E attendances and emergency admissions by 1%, compared with 2014/15.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34421115
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Post on Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:29 am by anthony

i had a referal made by my hospital then told nothing was been made but yet my docs have information on their computers that a referal had been made.

now got to try sort out the mess as the receptionists can get it through that no appointment exists. Neutral Neutral

    Current date/time is Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:29 pm