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Legal warning over supplementary lists

Non-principals are warning GPs risk practising illegally because primary care organisations are not maintaining supplementary lists properly.

Chair of the National Association of Non-Principals Dr Richard Fieldhouse said the neglect meant non-principals risked not being transferred on to the new list of all practitioners starting on April 1.

The Primary Medical Services Performers list will contain details of all GPs.

Dr Fieldhouse said he had not been contacted by his PCT for more than a year.

'Nobody is policing the list,' he said. 'They say we have to be on it but no one checks. There are some PCTs that are great but most fall under the worse end of the spectrum.'

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