NHS England has directed that from 5 Feb 2018, all immediate removals will be processed by PCSE within 24 hours of receipt of notification from the GP practice – this can either be by phone or by email. The incident must have been reported to the Police for the immediate removal to be processed. Secondary or local commissioner approval will not be necessary.
The updated policy includes a provision for the Special Allocation Scheme (SAS) provider to determine whether the removal request is appropriate. Practices have been advised of this update and the process to follow to request removal of a patient from a practice list. Guidance is also available on the PCSE website.
PCSE is not responsible for determining if a patient meets the criteria for immediate removal, other than confirming the incident has been reported to the Police. This is the responsibility of the reporting practice.
To request removal of a patient from your practice list (either immediate or within eight days), please complete the form which can be downloaded here. Once complete please email to: email@example.com.