As your GP Practice we place good clinical care as our first priority. We also have to look however at how the limited resources available to us are used to most benefit our practice population. The budget for the NHS treatment we provide is presently held by the Primary Care Trust or PCT and in this area they currently have a large financial deficit. We are thus being asked to review carefully all options available before referral is made to a hospital specialist.
In the first instance if your doctor feels you need further care they will discuss this with the other doctors in the practice to determine who is the best person to see you. It might be that further tests will be conducted or you may be asked to see another GP in the Mill Road or Cherry Hinton practice or another practice. We will not delay urgent referrals. You should be aware that some types of non urgent referrals are no longer funded by the NHS and we will explain this if it applies in your case.