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GPs told they must register people staying with friends, homeless and boat-dwellers

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For what it is worth, we have always applied this - tending to register people who say they live within our practice area, but unable to prove it. People are entitled to healthcare - that is the bottom line. I am glad we are getting away from using GPs as part of the 'defense' against immigration. That is not my role. It does mean that as a popular practice we have a LOT of patients who lie about their address to stay on our books. That creates problems with workload etc - but that does not outweigh the vulnerable patient's right to receive healthcare.

Posted date

20 Nov 2015

Posted time

10:21am

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