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GPs with refugees lose out

Dr Clare Highton is worried her practice will lose out under the new contract because of the high number of asylum seekers and refugees on its list.

The formula for calculating GPs' global sum uses census data which does not include the two groups, although they are 23 per cent of her PCT's total list.

Dr Highton, a GP in Hackney, east London, said: 'We don't believe our census figures. I know my patients exist but a lot of them are refugees and asylum seekers who wouldn't dream of filling in a form.'

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