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Number of out-of-area patients registered by GP practices quadruples

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Lies ,dammed lies and statistics. If 4 people sign up a month compared to 1 person it is four times the amount. This reflects mostly people who have moved out of practice area. Also many Nursing/Residential homes are situated in outskirts where where is covered by one GP Practice and due to "functionalization" of Nursing?Residential homes in many CCG`s certain practices look after all residents in Nursing homes. This is because its easier to visit just a few homes rather than many geographically distributed homes, also due to lack of branch surgeries which are closing several patients moving into the area sign up with their old GP surgery again. So the numbers are misleading and also costing the NHS lots more money when money is at short supply.

Posted date

14 Dec 2015

Posted time

10:00am

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