Better ‘as one’? Oh no we’re not

Free link to BMJ column about this company who believe this is how the NHS works.

It doesn’t.

 

TREATMENT WITHOUT AS.ONE.
TREATMENT WITH AS.ONE.
Week1
CALL YOUR GP SURGERY TO GET AN APPOINTMENT.
CALL OUR CONSULTANT TRIAGE TEAM.
GET IN FRONT OF A SPECIALIST.
Week2
MEET YOUR GP TO DISCUSS YOUR SYMPTOMS.
DIAGNOSIS AND ESSENTIAL TESTS ARRANGED.
Week3
MEET YOUR GP AGAIN TO REVIEW YOUR PROGRESS.
FAST-TRACK TO TREATMENT ON THE NHS OR PRIVATE TREATMENT IF YOU PREFER.
Week4
MEET YOUR GP AGAIN – SPECIALIST REFERRAL IF NO PROGRESS.
Week5
GET IN FRONT OF A SPECIALIST.Even now, there is a risk you won’t see the best specialist for your condition. Some GPs have limited connections with NHS secondary care. This could mean further referrals and delays before you achieve peace of mind and the correct treatment plan.

Week6
POSSIBLE ONWARD REFERRAL TO DIFFERENT SPECIALIST.
Week7
DIAGNOSIS AND ESSENTIAL TESTS ARRANGED.
Week8
TREATMENT ON THE NHS OR PRIVATE TREATMENT IF YOU PREFER.
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