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GP practice 'offloaded vulnerable patients to save money'
A GP practice run by a doctor who has been of one of the most prominent supporters of Andrew Lansley's health reforms de-registered elderly and disabled care home patients to save money, an NHS investigation has found. According to documents obtained by a freedom of information request, the NHS launched an investigation into Churchill medical practice in Kingston last year after complaints that it had let go of 48 patients who required high levels of care. Local doctors complained as they had been expected to take on the vulnerable and costly patients – some with Alzheimer's disease – at short notice.
Randeep Rameshin the Guardian. Click on link to read more