Views & Reviews IN AND OUT OF HOSPITAL

Patients keep out

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39125.523241.59 (Published 15 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:370
  1. James Owen Drife (j.o.drife@leeds.ac.uk)

    The board is aware that despite our best efforts some patients are still managing to reach the hospital and see doctors. This is in flagrant contravention of trust policy, outlined below. Staff are reminded that caring for unauthorised patients may result in disciplinary action

    Referrals: All letters must be directed to the NHS Referral Gateway, where they will be screened by a qualified individual within three working days before being returned to the GP as falling outside our …

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