News BMA annual representative meeting, Belfast, 26 June to 29 June

Conference attacks referral centres

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7557.9-a (Published 29 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:9
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. Belfast

    Doctors have criticised referral management centres for sending patients for inappropriate treatment to independent sector treatment centres far from their home. At their annual conference in Belfast, BMA representatives backed motions that condemned the use of referral management centres, saying they made a nonsense of patient choice, and called for a restoration of GPs' right to refer patients to a named specialist.

    Charlie Daniels, a GP in …

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