Mental Health and Charging for Debt and Mental Health Evidence Forms

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    Sheds might usefully be made aware that GP surgeries can no longer charge patients for debt and mental health evidence forms. The British Medical Association has agreed that practices should stop charging patients when new forms are introduced.

    Under the agreement, the membership bodies for Banks and Debt Collectors, UK Finance and the Credit Services Association said that lenders would only request the information from GPs as a last resort. The BMA said that it now expected creditors and debt advisors to trust customers’ own accounts of their mental health conditions and only ask for evidence where absolutely necessary.

    Full details of the announcement can be found at https://www.bma.org.uk/news/media-centre/press-releases/2019/february/bma-commits-to-ending-patient-charges-for-mental-health-debt-forms.

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