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

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This will open the floodgates to overseas visitors seeking treatment at the expense of our existing patients, many of whom are unhappy about appointment waiting times anyway. Of course this costs the government little if patients pitch up as TRs because we're all stuck with an antiquated fixed payment set back in 2003/4. Perhaps we need to publicise to patients that waiting times will increase because we are now legally obliged to treat the rest of the world despite the precarious state the NHS is already in.

Posted date

20 Nov 2015

Posted time

11:16am

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