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


We have been compliant with this for a while now and it makes no sense to refuse to register anyone as the practice gets paid regardless. There is nothing in the contract requiring the reception to be a detective agency. Besides, what GP surgery wants to invest into the equipment required to verify ID to the same standard as Border Control? Key practical question is whether NHSE is going to stop deducting patients with letters bouncing back through their address verification processes.

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20 Nov 2015

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