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Letters Peer review of GP referrals

Clinical peer review of GP referrals might be construed as peer pressure

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 09 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4598
  1. David Brooks, retired GP and former associate director of GP education
  1. Preston PR4 5SE, UK
  1. diandave.brooks{at}

Having personally experienced a negative effect of commissioning groups reviewing GP referrals, I found the news that NHS England will mandate clinical peer review of GP referrals quite dispiriting.1 No one doubts, as the Royal College of General Practitioners indicates, that discussion of …

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