GPs Get Incentive Not To Refer Patients To Hospital

A big problem for treating cancer patients in the UK is late presentation.  This affects the chances of survival. I know of many patients who needed many GP consultations before they did get a hospital appointment.

It now seems some commissioning groups are rewarding GPs for NOT making a referral to a hospital.


The article (and others published recently) are sketchy regarding details but anything that delays a potential cancer diagnosis is unwelcome.