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‘Ghost list’ purge: NHS removing people from surgery registers

‘Ghost list’ purge: NHS removing people from surgery registers if they have not seen a doctor for six months

By Mail On Sunday Reporter

Thousands of patients face being removed from GP practices if they have not seen their doctor for six months.

After this time, if they fail to respond to two warning letters, their names will be removed from the surgery register.

NHS managers say they want to ensure lists are accurate and up to date.

But GPs claim many patients will be struck off without reason and then forced to re-register when they need to see a doctor.

Why did no one foresee these problems years ago?

The scandal of ageism in the NHS must end
As demography changes our society, the institutions and services we rely on must also change to meet the needs of an older population. Nowhere is this truer than in healthcare.
By Paul Burstow, Care Services Minister

In 1948, when the NHS was formed, a person’s life expectancy was a shade over 65. Hospitals were geared to treat infectious disease, industrial accidents and emergency cases.

Your chance to ask Andrew Lansley a question on Health

Ask Andrew Lansley your questions

March 4, 2011

Independent journalist Sharon Alcock will be putting your questions to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley on Monday, March 7, between 7pm and 8pm.

You can watch the Q&A live on the British Medical Association (BMA) website.

Questions can be submitted in advance on Twitter using the hashtag #lansleylive or the BMA’s Facebook page.

You can also email questions to the BMA.

>> More information about the Q&A