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New leaflets help vulnerable patients register with a GP

21/03/2017

NHS England has co-produced a series of leaflets which give advice to vulnerable patient groups on how to register with a GP.

The leaflets cover asylum seekers and refugees, homeless people and gypsy, Roma or travellers and advise patients on how to find a GP practice in the local area and assist in registering with the practice.

The leaflets make it clear that if practices refuse to register a patient, an explanation should be given to help advise and support workers to redirect the patient to another practice. 

Practices and commissioners should be aware of the leaflet as well as their responsibilities under existing guidance to register patients living in the practice area

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