Thousands of patients have been forced to reregister with their GP due to an NHS cost-cutting programme that targets the very elderly and children for removal from practice lists.

A Pulse investigation reveals that nearly 12,000 patients have been forced to re-register with their GP since April 2013 after being removed from their GP’s list by managers.

GPs say the programme to check their practice lists is putting vulnerable patients at risk, with some missing vital check-ups as a result of not being on a GP list.

Reported by Pulse. You can read the full story here. 

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