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


the only way forward is to leave the NHS contract and have a system of direct payments (fairer) based on time/activity like almost all other services e.g. solicitors, barristers, dentists, accountants, etc. Indirect payments (insurance and government backed schemes preferably pre-paid vouchers) could also exist. Such a system is fairer and will still provide a safety net (government backed) for the poor but we would not be held hostage to unlimited demand for a fixed fee. It will solve supply/demand issues. Hard working GPs will be rewarded and could expand to cope with demand as they will have the resources coming in and best of all such a system will be free of NHSE interference and incompetence as income will be direct from the patient.

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05 Apr 2014

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