GP leaders call on NHS England to halt patient list plans
22 July 2016
Responding to reports that NHS England were planning to roll out a pilot nationally in England designed to remove patient's from GP practice lists who had not been in touch with a practice for a certain period of time, Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP committee deputy chair, said:
“Patients should not be punished for being well. Every person in the UK has a fundamental right to be registered with a local GP practice at all times and we should not be introducing schemes that could remove this essential access to the NHS.