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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nanny's NHS List Cleansing

Here's an interesting news item, it appears that according to the Telegraph NHS England has employed the outsourcing company Capita (aka Crapita and often featured on this site) to begin a process of “list cleansing”.

What is "list cleansing"? I hear you ask.

It is a process whereby those who have not seen their GP for five years will be sent two letters asking them to respond.

If they do not reply saying they still wish to be registered with their doctor, they will be removed from the practice list.

The idea is to find out whether patients no longer require services or have moved house, left the country or died. interesting idea, but one that I suspect will end up a complete shambles with the wrong patients being knocked off the lists.

Oh, and it also means that Capita gets its hands on NHS patient details.

What could possibly go wrong?

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  1. Anonymous4:16 PM

    Forgive me if I am wrong, but I think that doctors are paid for the number of patients registered with their practices.

    It is obviously not in their best interests to purge their own lists, so someone else has to do it.

    That is not to say that Capita are the best choice for the job.

  2. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Crapita are not the best choice for ANY job.

  3. Anonymous9:51 PM

    a GP who was interviewed said that if it weren't for the 'ghost' patients on the list there wouldn't be the funding for the ones who're never out of the surgery.


    1. Anonymous7:17 AM

      With respect, he would say that wouldn't he.

      The alternative is to admit that he was a greedy bastard, using the failing system to enhance his already large salary.

      Personally, I am tired of hearing politicians bleating on about how much more of the tax payer’s money they are willing to pledge to the NHS.

      The NHS is a bottomless pit that will swallow every pound thrown at it, and still ask for more.

      It is about time that questions are asked about where all the fucking money goes.

  4. Lord of Atlantis1:53 PM

    A good idea in principle, but should not be done by a private company since it allows them access to confidential information.

    Has it never occurred to whoever came up with these ideas that, in many cases, the patient hasn't been seen for years is because he/she haven't been ill?

    1. I once managed 11 years without contacting my practice and even then it was just to find out who my GP was so I could fill out a private healthcare application (benefit that came with a new job).

      I'm unlikely to repeat that 11 year gap as since then every couple of years I seem to find myself having to visit to return another form denying my consent to have my medical records automatically shared into whichever mass database is in vogue at the time.

  5. Anonymous1:56 PM

    Another case of skinning a gnat for a farthing and spoiling a penny knife doing it.

    Just replace umpteen millions for the old money above.

    You can see the news now can't you? Umpteen million spent by the government, no real savings, and patients complaining that they've been deregistered and never had a letter.

    And using a private company to do it? Well that's definitely going
    to be done right then!