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#136 Jul 3rd, 2018, 05:09
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Originally Posted by ukdoctor View Post I also get a couple of courses of antibiotics on each trip to india.

Are you still registered with a GP in the UK. If you still have a UK address you can always go to the GP.

As far as I know even though you lose entitlement to free NHS care if you move away from the UK , You regain it if you have decided to move back again .

Since you have a British passport then the only other check is whether you have an address.( could be a family members address )

As far as I am aware there are no checks on the address either.

You 'could' always decide to move back again to India after a while.

We are all human and we change our minds often.
Yes Doc, I could indeed change my mind for a while!

A little scared today by a "floater" and the fright was spiced up by the thought of having to pay for eye surgery in this country . OK, so I've had similar in past year or two and been told, for RS.500 by a retinal specialist that mine was rosy... But you never know, so I didn't argue about paying 25 quid at the opticians for an eye health exam. It was a small price for finding out that the symptom is only annoying.

Hmm... About the same price as my wife paid for half a day off eye tests in chennai.

I was registered with a GP. But do they throw your file away when they haven't seen you for 13 years?
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Yes Doc, I could indeed change my mind for a while!

A little scared today by a "floater" and the fright was spiced up by the thought of having to pay for eye surgery in this country . OK, so I've had similar in past year or two and been told, for RS.500 by a retinal specialist that mine was rosy... But you never know, so I didn't argue about paying 25 quid at the opticians for an eye health exam. It was a small price for finding out that the symptom is only annoying.

Hmm... About the same price as my wife paid for half a day off eye tests in chennai.

I was registered with a GP. But do they throw your file away when they haven't seen you for 13 years?
Depends. There are many who don't see their GP's for years.
You can always call up the surgery and check.

PS: The only time I have seen GP's removing patients from their list is when they move to another part of the country.

Even then the NHS number remains the same especially if you are certain that you had been seen by your GP 13 years ago.

They are supposed to write to you before removing you from the list.

They also sometimes remove people from their list if you inform them that you are leaving the country. Most people don't. There are many who have retired overseas but come for ' medical tourism ' back home .

Ethically I do not see anything wrong in this. After all they ( and I assume you too) have paid national insurance contributions for decades .

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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Time for one of my old jokes...

Q. What's worse than finding a worm in an apple?

A. Finding half a worm in an apple.
Finding half a worm in the remaining half of an apple?
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Exactly.

Yes, ukcdoc, certainly I paid that NI for 30 years. I now enjoy my retirement pension, but I saved the country money for last 13 years by seeing Indian doctors
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Originally Posted by ukdoctor View Post Depends. There are many who don't see their GP's for years.
You can always call up the surgery and check.

PS: The only time I have seen GP's removing patients from their list is when they move to another part of the country.

Even then the NHS number remains the same especially if you are certain that you had been seen by your GP 13 years ago.

They are supposed to write to you before removing you from the list.

They also sometimes remove people from their list if you inform them that you are leaving the country. Most people don't. There are many who have retired overseas but come for ' medical tourism ' back home .

Ethically I do not see anything wrong in this. After all they ( and I assume you too) have paid national insurance contributions for decades .

http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/health/...11364074392919
Do GP's still use files, I think it may be all computerised.
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Originally Posted by JOHNLORD View Post Do GP's still use files, I think it may be all computerised.
All computerised as far as i know .
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Originally Posted by ukdoctor View Post All computerised as far as i know .
Yup, thats what I thought, my father is a retired GP and my brother is a GP and I think I remember them saying its all computerised now.

Even in the old days files are never thrown away by the doctor they were returned to the local health authority, don't know what happens from there.
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Originally Posted by JOHNLORD View Post Yup, thats what I thought, my father is a retired GP and my brother is a GP and I think I remember them saying its all computerised now.

Even in the old days files are never thrown away by the doctor they were returned to the local health authority, don't know what happens from there.
They are scanned in . The original.paper notes are kept for a certain number of years and then destroyed..
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