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NHS to change GP registration rules in response to growth of digital providers

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 28 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4469
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Digital first GP providers such as Babylon’s GP at Hand should have to establish a physical location and to contract in all areas where they serve large numbers of patients, to protect efforts to integrate local services, NHS England has proposed.

A consultation it launched on 27 June sets out plans to amend current GP registration rules so that where a practice exceeds a threshold number of registered patients who live in a different clinical commissioning group area, that practice must hold a separate contract in that CCG area, have physical premises, and join a …

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