NHS: Primary Care Surgeries - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:07 pm on 24th November 2021.

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Photo of Lord Rogan Lord Rogan Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords) 3:07 pm, 24th November 2021

My Lords, I have great respect for GPs, but with general practices paid for the number of patients registered with the practice, profit-driven services might carry the risk of some GPs choosing to register younger and fitter patients, who will need to be seen less often than older patients. Would the Minister really be comfortable if that situation played out?