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Doctors should refuse to check patients’ immigration status, says BMA

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3468 (Published 30 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3468

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Re: Doctors should refuse to check patients’ immigration status, says BMA

GPs are increasingly pressurised into checking patients entitlement to NHS care.
My Practice works hard to prove that patients are who they say they are. Beyond that entitlement is not our business.

Competing interests: No competing interests

03 July 2015
jeremy luke
gP
crawley, West Sussex