Do I need to be referred by my general practitioner?

Mr Milner strongly supports the view of the General Medical Council that all patients should be referred by their GP or another consultant and you should approach your GP for a referral letter. Your GP is in the best position to give you advice as to what may be appropriate surgery for your problem and to direct you to the most appropriate specialist. He understands that there may be situations, such as knowing your GP socially, where discussing a problem with the GP may be difficult and Mr Milner is prepared to see patients without a direct referral from a general practitioner but will inform your GP of your decision before any operation is undertaken.

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