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Naming and shaming GPs for too few cancer referrals will bring NHS to its knees, warn doctors

Government plans to name and shame doctors with poor cancer referral rates will cause huge queues in surgeries, hundreds of GPs warn today.
Dr Maureen Baker, the head of the Royal College of General Practitioners, said the chaos would be caused by doctors referring virtually all patients to be on safe side.
A second letter, signed by hundreds of doctors, said the plan was a “bullying tactics” and risked “bankrupting” the NHS.
Doctors face being marked with a red flag on an NHS website if they repeatedly miss signs of cancer in patients.
Practices will be given a green rating if they have quick referral times for patients who show possible signs of having the disease.

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