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

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A patient does not need to be “ordinarily resident” in the country to be eligible for NHS primary medical care –this only applies to secondary (hospital) care. In effect, therefore, anybody in England may register and consult with a GP without charge. Therefore all asylum seekers and refugees, students, people on work visas and those who are homeless, overseas visitors, whether lawfully in the UK or not, are eligible to register with a GP practice even if those visitors are not eligible for secondary care (hospital care) services. Patients should be offered the option of registering as a temporary resident if they are resident in the practice area for more than 24 hours but less than 3 months. All of the above straight from the document. 89 days of us personally paying for the World's health needs, obviously can't expect the same for hospitals because they don't have bottomless money pits like GPs do…. Please can someone explain how this is not a joke?

Posted date

20 Nov 2015

Posted time

1:36pm

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