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GPs must not be new 'border agency' in policing access to the NHS, says Gerada


Anonymous 2:40 PM could you perhaps outline how I am expected to make a check that someone is entitled to treatment when they present with an acute problem. Could you define the universal form of identification carried by everyone which allows me to identify those who make a contribution and are entitled. Or perhaps you could tell me which groups of patients I should target my questioning towards. I would suggest that this not something I am trained to do. I am not trained in immigration law or assessment, I am trained as a doctor. And let's not forget that the government and their agencies do not know how many people are here illegally anyway.

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08 May 2013

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