The Department of Health has recently issued guidance on implementing the overseas visitor hospital charging regulations 2015. The GPCguidance on this and the impact on primary care has been updated accordingly and is available on the BMA website at:
Click here to download the document "BMA - Overseas Visitors and Primary Care - British Medical Association".
The LMC would reiterate previous repeated advice that practices retain the discretion to register any patient onto their list forNHS primary medical services, regardless of their residency status, nationality or non- entitlement to NHS secondary care. It is not the responsibility of practices to determine whether patients are eligible for free NHS secondary care.
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