Letter: Exception reporting if service is unavailable

Dear Editor

I read your article 'GPs lose points in retinopathy testing delays' with interest (GP, 30 June).

We have been told by our LMC that if a service is not available - as in, the PCT does not/cannot provide it - we can exception report the patient.

This was helpful to us this year when our screening session was cancelled the day before it was due.

I can't understand why this should not be the case countrywide.

Ms Anne Birkert, Practice administrator, Goudhurst, Kent.

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