A scheme that discriminates against healthy people by axing patients from surgery lists if they have not visited their GP for five years will harm safety, campaigners have warned.
People do move about and not everyone is scrupulous about making they inform their GP that they have done so. Me for example.
And GPs are paid on the length of their list. Thus some rules to purge the lists is a good thing.
Wouldn’t surprise me at all if the lists were a little longer than the population of the country….