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Referrals between consultants: Public should rise to the defence

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 23 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:490
  1. David M Lewis, general practitioner (
  1. Tudor Surgery, Watford WD24 7PH

    EDITOR—Goodman's complaint about the deferral of consultant to consultant referrals is timely.1 Only a fortnight ago a consultant at my local hospital insisted on speaking with me about a case that was considered to need urgent attention by another department in the same hospital. My …

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