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Letters GPs and eligibility for free NHS care

All patients with a GP should be assumed eligible for secondary NHS care

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 08 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6383
  1. Peter M B English, public health physician
  1. Epsom, UK
  1. petermbenglish{at}

Trusts responsible for charging overseas patients for NHS care have asked general practitioners to help them to identify patients who are ineligible for free care.1

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