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The right of patients to receive treatment free at the point of delivery is a GMS contractual obligation. The relevant paragraph is this
14.2.2. Subject to clause 14.2.4 and 14.2.5 and to clauses 14.6 to 14.7 a prescriber shall order any drugs, medicines or appliances which are needed for the treatment of any patient who is receiving treatment under the Contract by— (a) issuing to that patient a non-
GPs can advise patients that treatments are available without prescription, but were a GP to refuse to issue an FP10 for treatment that they had recommended they would be in breach of paragraph 14.2.2 and open to complaint and possible financial redress.