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NHS GP practices offered cash rewards to not send patients to hospital
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NHS GP practices offered cash rewards to not send patients to hospital

Doctors’ surgeries are being offered rewards for not sending patients to hospital, in a move condemned as a “dereliction of duty” by experts. An investigation into referral incentive schemes being run by NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across England found some regions offering GPs as much as 50 per cent of any savings they can make. These “profit-share” arrangements mean practices…