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Dr Kailash Chand: 'Charging patients is not the answer'


Yet £3.00 take home per consultation and increasing and useless paperwork may drive GPs away. Ultimately, market forces will stop the NHS as it just cannot be afforded. I have done over 700 hundred 80 hour [ fri am to mon pm] weekends in the past and the NHS has always been based on untenable workloads,which is not sustainable. We cannot run at 100 mh everyday, which is what is happening, as there is no cash in the system and it will implode. Take Mid-Staffs, a 5* hospital in 1997, now closed due to staff cuts and only due to staff cuts to save money. Where is the money going to come from, Kailash, and how do other and better systems of healthcare operate around the world? The best ones charge a small fee.

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18 Apr 2014

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