Saturday, 10 May 2014

GPs to vote on charging for appointments

GPs are to hold a vote on charging for appointments. The suggested fees of between £10 and £25 would be the first since the NHS was founded in 1948.

The proposal is to be debated at the British Medical Association's local medical committee conference in York on May 22. If the vote is passed, the BMA would then ask the Department of Health to consider imposing a national charging system.

Of 440 GPs polled in a survey in July 2013, 51% said they would support charging a small fee for GP appointments, compared with 36% who would not - Pulse

Please write to your GP and ask him/her to vote against the charges.


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