GP Commissioning

‘Doctors paid thousands not to send patients to hospital for treatment’

Family doctors are being paid thousands of pounds not to send their patients to hospital for specialist treatment, sparking fears over standards of care.

By Patrick Sawer and Laura Donnelly, 3:40PM BST 18 Oct 2008:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/3223309/Doctors-paid-thousands-not-to-send-patients-to-hospital-for-treatment.html

– old news, but now those same doctors are not only going to decide whether or not to refer, but will be in charge of the cash!

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Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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