426. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health the reason general practitioners are accepting patients for just six months at the request that they allocate themselves another general practitioner within the six month timeframe; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14060/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this question relates to a service matter, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.