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Letters Referral management centres

Time for free flow of care

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 27 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4714
  1. Peter G Davies, general practitioner1
  1. 1Keighley Road Surgery, Halifax HX2 9LL
  1. npgdavies{at}

    Training and paying general practitioners to work as the gatekeepers between primary and secondary care and then paying a second group of workers to second guess their work is silly.1 2 If managers believe that general practitioners are not getting referrals right they should challenge their decision making. Most general practitioners in the …

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