GPs fight for patient care as treatment requests are denied...
6 February 2015, GP Online
GPs are increasingly having to fight to provide the care their patients need, as CCGs clamp down on approvals for treatment funding requests...
Wessex LMCs chief executive Dr Nigel Watson said this could be a sign of CCGs tightening their belts.
‘I think, as the NHS budget has been made tighter and tighter, they’re potentially less willing to let things through and the processes for approving them become much more rigorous,’ he told GP.
Dr Watson said this could partly be the case in his area. In Wessex, services for autism and adult ADHD assessments have recently been put in place, so GPs in the area no longer have to make IFRs on behalf of patients to provide these services.
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