I received the following from the Department of Health on 15/7/15, in reply to my email to Jeremy Hunter earlier this month:
Our ref: DE00000945045
Dear Dr Farrelly,
Thank you for your further correspondence of 2 July to Jeremy Hunt, Jane Ellison and Alistair Burt about GP services. I have been asked to reply.
I was sorry to read that you are not satisfied with the Department’s response of 29 June to your previous email (our ref: DE00000940960). I note your continuing concerns about patients registering with GPs outside of traditional practice boundaries.
As stated in my colleague’s previous reply, NHS England will continue to review this policy to ensure that it is meets the needs of the patients who are using the service and who may wish to use it. In addition, it will address the operational issues that have arisen since the introduction of the agreement to ensure that the system remains functional for GP practices.
I note that you have not yet received a response to your correspondence to NHS England, but, as it is responsible for primary care in England, I can only suggest that you continue to raise your concerns with it.
I am sorry I cannot be more directly helpful.
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health
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Of course, this is not a true reply, just another text masquerading as a reply.