ghost patient

ghost patient

A term of art for a patient who had not visited their GP surgery within the last 6 months and who failed to respond to two written notices, which may result in their removal from a GP’s list of active (“live”) patients.
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The report has identified weak supply chain management system including improper record keeping, lack of qualified and trained staff for managing supply chain and recording of ghost patients or false prescriptions.
The loopholes which were pointed out by the committee are weak supply chain management system including improper record keeping, lack of qualified and trained staff for managing supply chain and recording of ghost patients (patients who did not actually receivecare) or false prescriptions.
These were forged in the names of ghost patients who did not exist.
Given the amount of cash that has been thrown at NHS record system in recent years it's absurd that so many ghost patients exist.
Matthew Sinclair, chief executive of the Tax Payers' Alliance, said: "Given the amount of cash that has been thrown at the NHS record system, it's absurd that so many ghost patients exist.
A DOCTOR invented ghost patients to write fictitious prescriptions for powerful opiates to feed his own habit.
The receptionist is afraid to be named in case she is fired or suspended like Manchester nurse Irene Harrison-Bond who lifted the lid on the ghost patients scandal.
Stimulated by this combination of features, Chan took a 2 1/2 day course at ChartWare's headquarters in Rohnert Park, California, then went back home and tried the system out, using ghost patients or members of his family for practice.
Other examples of wrongdoing include a dentist who was ordered to repay the NHS pounds 800,000 for making false claims for ghost patients and work never undertaken.
Last night a spokesman for Manchester Health Authority said the investigation into ghost patients at the David Medical Centre was continuing.
In an 18-month period the blundering Executive paid out [euro]5million for those so-called ghost patients and at the same was refusing to give cards to sick people.
Irene said the ghost patients had earned the David Medical Centre GPs thousands of pounds in charges.