Who has two?

This morning Ben Bradshaw announced in an interview with the BBC News website that he had found a practice with only two patients. It is, apparently, in Southern England.

Well I don't know who it is either. This database only lists practices with QOF returns and it contains only nine practices in England with fewer than 300 patients at at April 2007. Of these all are specialist. Most are run by PCTs as access clinics - often these are catering to the homeless or others who may find it difficult to register with conventional practices. These practices will run under PMS contracts which don't attract the MPIG that Mr Bradshaw doesn't like. There are two other specialist practices, one attached to a very large nursing home and another to a school, but both of these latter two have over 150 patients.

So the mystery of the practice with two patients remains.