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Ten-minute consultations 'must go', says NHS England director

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@1:56 you have a point. The Australian health minister is announcing today that they cannot afford free health care on the current scale (Medicaid/Medicare). @2 pm yes I would also support charging for DNAs but that would again mean a change to the NHS contract to allow charging patients. The bottom line is the way things are going, there will be no GPs for the NHS and the only ones who stick around will be private GPs charging full price for consultations. With a semi private system, the poor and elderly get reimbursed by the state, so this cuts down on trivial visits, and thus reduces demand as it is UNSUSTAINABLE currently. Yes I can see some try to abuse the free medicaid/medicare system but without some provision for the poor and elderly, we would not be a modern society?

Posted date

01 May 2014

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3:29pm

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