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


|Anonymous | GP Partner|14 Dec 2015 3:55pm Technically, - both practices, one for a permanent patient, the second for the temporary registration. However, from what I understand, - in order for the payment to come through, the temporary patient should be registered on 16days-3months timeline. In order for "up to 16 days" payment to register they have to be on the border of your open exeter calculation. But also, a patient can turn up on your doorstep telling you they have run out of salbutamol inhalers and need to be seen and you cannot turn them away as this would come under immediate and necessary treatment for which you get no payment anyway. All of this is built into your contract with a view that this only gets used on a very rare occasion, but you might get unlucky and this will get abused.

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