This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

Appointment charges undermine principles of NHS, say GP leaders

Comment

At the end of the day , the only demon here is the government which would absolutely loves to see GPs unilaterally ask for a charge or even privatising general practice .Because it can then fund even less and less in the service or pack it in altogether . Current form of NHS is non sustainable , fact . Is that the fault of doctors ? Is that the fault of people ? It is more interested in cutting corporation tax further to lure more foreign power to come to this country than carrying on funding any public sector . So we can turn ourselves into the demonic slaves of this government . Yes. Charge a fee can help only on conditions including patients can really afford . How do we know whether a patient can afford? That is the catch. If a government really has a will to get it right, you really think it cannot find a way ? I do not believe it....

Posted date

07 May 2014

Posted time

7:50pm

required
required
required