This week there was a news article in one of the national papers suggesting that patients will be removed from the GP list if they do not attend at least once in every five years.

We want to reassure everyone that this is not true.

We are worried that it will mean patients who haven’t seen us in five years will want to book an appointment to avoid being de-registered. With waiting times as they are it is important that this doesn’t happen as patients who do have medical needs will have to wait longer for appointments.

We will not be de-registering patients. So, please if you do not need an appointment, please do not book one because you are worried we will remove you from our list.