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Taking on out-of-area patients - a quick guide to the pitfalls

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It seems an awful lot of hassle for not much income at all. The communication problems with the "home" surgery make it not worth doing. It'll encourage wasteful doctor shopping and duplication of effort. And fraud perhaps, as patients demand CD's and other med's from different practices with no efficient means of communication, other than time consuming telephone calls and faxes of recent records. Is GP2GP ready for this? What we have already looks pretty limited to me. Patients should get a life and take time off work to look after their health. Not doing it.

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20 Dec 2014

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7:30am

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