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Removing patients from your practice list

Removing patients from your practice list

Format

Practice

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

February 8, 2018

Updated

February 8, 2018

Programme Description

This free article by Dr Kathryn Leask, MDU medico-legal adviser, looks at the options when considering removing a patient from the practice list. Key learning points include the grounds on which a patient could potentially be removed from a GP practice list, and who should be informed if a patient is removed from your list.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Reflect on the issues that must be addressed before making a decision to remove a patient from a practice list
  • Recall the GMC’s ethical guidance and GPs’ contractual obligations in this area
  • List justifiable grounds for removing a patient from a practice list
  • Know who needs to be informed about a decision to remove a patient from a practice list
  • Understand the documentation that should be completed when a patient is removed from a practice list
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Kathryn Leask
    MDU medico-legal adviser
    MDU
    London
    UK

    Disclosure

    This article is provided by the MDU

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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