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NHS users should pay £10 a month, says former health minister


interesting comment from Anonymous | 31 March 2014 12:21pm about getting in to hospitals the fees they should get from foreign nationals. The only way to do this is a credit card swipe from all entering hospitals - no charge to the entitled and a reasonable chance of recovery from those not entitled. The recovery rate of income managed by some hospital trusts is truly pitiful. On the 3.27pm comment, the Patients Association is an interesting beast - will not divulge how many members they have - one suspects not many. I debated "the end of GPs as we know it" with a representative of the patients association a week ago yesterday on Radio 5 Live (don't worry if you missed it...). They put up a retired GP who wanted to tell me that he and his partner used to have a list of 8000 patients and the two of them looked after them round the clock and he thinks modern GPs are slackers and moaners. I ventured to say that the day job is immensely more complex than it was in the "good old days".

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