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GP leaders to vote on whether to support patient charges for appointments

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Of course, the NHS is not all free at the point of delivery. We pay when we attend a dentist or an optician, for example. We accept having to pay for check-ups, and paying extra for additional services. At present, GP practices cannot charge their own patients for any treatment provided. Enabling practices to charge for some extra services - think weekend and evening appointments, minor surgery, acupuncture - would be an incentive to introduce additional services and promote patient choice

Posted date

07 May 2014

Posted time

1:38pm

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