GPC urges GP action over alleged directory scam

The BMA is urging GPs who unwittingly signed up to a directory listing for which they may be charged thousands of pounds to contact a Portugal-based firm.

Small print means GPs may be legally obliged to pay for directory listing
Small print means GPs may be legally obliged to pay for directory listing

In August Healthcare Republic reported that Novachannel, the company responsible for the alleged directory scam, had sold its directory business to another company in Portugal.

GPC News said: ‘Many GPs signed up to a Med1web form from NovaChannel AG under the misapprehension that the form offered a free listings service. However, in the small print there was a clause that this service was chargeable, and many GPs are now being pursued for payment for signing up to the form.

‘We are aware of one doctor who has recently received a letter from United Lda notifying him that they had reviewed his file and that, because he is not an independent doctor, they have deleted his particulars from the directory and that the contract is null and void.

‘We therefore advise all NHS GPs who unwittingly signed up to the Med1web form to contact United Lda asking for their details to be removed from its directory and for any contract to be terminated.'

The address is PO Box 1571, 1056-001 Lisbon, Portugal or email info@med1web.com

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