Stop the unnecessary specialist visits

Three, six and 12-month regular follow-ups with specialists are common, without any GP referrals and minus any specified issues.

For example, specialists have their own scans and do regular screening for carotid and arterial scans. Podiatrists are doing the same, by screening older people for PVD with their own Doppler scans. Many of these tests are unnecessary. Having their own scans is a matter of conflict of interest.Specialists operate on patients and do post-op scans in their rooms. That’s a conflict of interest.

GPs used to refer patients

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