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GPs 'must tell patients why they're being removed'

A review by the NHS Ombudsman, Ann Abraham, has found that too many patients are being removed from doctors' lists without being given proper warning or explanation.

Dr Laurence Buckman, who chairs the GPs committee of the British Medical Association, representing doctors explains when it is appropriate to strike a patient off.

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