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Practices checking patients' migration status takes '30 minutes work per month'


And yet only last week NHS England issued guidance saying that all patients must be registered, even if they refuse to produce ID, otherwise vulnerable patients may be denied care. What about some joined up thinking, and clear, unambiguous guidance from the top? Personally I don't have an issue with checking any patient's ID, so long as it's the standard procedure across the NHS and the patient can't then complain to CQC/CCG/NHSE/GMC and the practice spend hours and hours apologising and defending itself.

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09 Dec 2015

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