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NHS treatment self-referral

27th November 2009

Health Secretary Alan Johnson has announced that patients will be able to refer themselves for certain treatments, in a move designed to reduce waiting times.

Research by the Department of Health showed that when patients self-referred this resulted in fewer sick days and more satisfaction from GPs, patients and physiotherapists. Alan Johnson said: "I am giving the green light to physiotherapists, podiatrists and all Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) that they can accept patients who self refer."

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