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Document How do I request that my patient is examined by a Duty Clinical Advisor?

You, the performer, would need to fill in a D7 form. Requests that may be considered appropriate for a clinical opinion would include
  • Disagreement between you and your patient over a clinical issue
  • Assistance with a treatment plan

  • Complaints about interpretation of the NHS (GDS / PDS) Regulations

Requests will only be considered where the patient has been accepted under NHS (GDS / PDS) contractual arrangements. We're unable to consider a request for a clinical opinion where the patient has already been seen in the last 12 months by a specialist NHS Consultant with regard to the concerns raised.

We're unable to offer advice with regard to claims for damages / compensation under civil litigation procedures.

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