Consultations with a private consultant
Frequently when patients are seen by private consultants they return to the NHS GP practice with requests for onward referral, investigations, and medications. Often these requests are inappropriate, and generate a significant burden of work for clinicians and administrators in practices. The LMC has developed a leaflet which is available in the attachment above for practices to give to patients who are seeing specialists privately. This leaflet sets out what the patient should expect from the specialist and the GP practice. Please use this leaflet, and adapt it for your websites.
The LMC would like to thank Committee member Dr Reid Baker for his work on developing this leaflet.