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Understanding the Evidence

3.5 GP Registrations Data

GP registrations data include people registering with a GP for the first time where their previous address was outside of the UK. If someone moves within the UK and registers with a new GP practice, however, this and any subsequent registrations will not be flagged as migrant registrations. GP registration is not compulsory and some migrants will only register with a GP when they require medical attention. As such, these data should not be considered to be an accurate measure of all immigration inflows.