137. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Health if the process of general practitioner removal of medical card patients from their list will be examined; if there are policies, structures and patient representation in place in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16835/18 asked on 18 Apr 2018)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 135 to 139, inclusive, together.

As these questions relate to operational matters, I have arranged for the questions to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.