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79% of people think Government should charge for missed GP appointments

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"Anonymous | GP Partner | 14 January 2015 2:55pm Far more workable is the credit system- annual attendance allowance of x3 GP visit/year, x1 AED visit/year. Beyond which they will be refused medical treatment unless upfront payment is made or it is immediately life threatening problem." Unworkable. Someone has to keep a count of their attendances, so there's a cost and a bureaucracy. People attend A&E in different locations while away for the day, while on hols, while visiting relatives etc so you are going to need a single central massive database. What about counting GP attendances if they present as T/R somewhere, change GP etc etc. Think through the hard, fine details of how any scheme would work and most don't. Making people pay hard cash, there on the spot, needs no new bureaucracy.

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14 Jan 2015

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3:43pm

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