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NHS to investigate practice ‘fraud’ in retaining ghost patients

Thursday 13th June 2019

The NHS anti-fraud body is to investigate general practice in a bid to crack down on apparently incorrectly claimed GP capitation fees.
 
NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHS CFA) is prioritising work that will involve looking into so-called 'ghost patients' - people who may have died or moved away from the practice but still remain on the patient list - in a bid to challenge what it calls 'fraud' within general practice.
 
But GP bodies have...