Thursday, 28 July 2011


Today the FM went to a clinic where her consultant went to see someone with a hydrocele. But said consultant does not deal with hydroceles and this patient should not have been sent to her clinic.

But no need to worry, surely said consultant should be able to refer this patient directly to a relevant consultant and clinic?

No, instead a letter was written to the GP making a recommendation and said patient was to make an apointment with the GP to be told they were going to referred elsewhere

Very silly.


  1. Crazy isn't it? It's a problem of the market. If we were allowed to refer to each other we could generate more income for the hospital. It never used to be this way.

  2. I find most of it confusing, tbh I switched off as PCTs were mentioned as my consultant attempted to explain it.

  3. Nice article, thanks for the information.