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


"Anonymous | Sessional/Locum GP | 14 January 2015 7:08pm so why don't those who are entitled to NHS treatment, have to carry a card proving this. this card would also hold at least basic medical info & the number of allocated 'credits' already used, on a chip. if you book an appt without a card - you have to pay..... Everyone gets issued a NI card - surely it is no more difficult / expensive?" Because there's a huge cost setting that up and running it, probably tens or hundreds of millions £. Because people will lose/forget the card and need to see a doctor now and get into raging arguments in reception. Because computer errors happen and some people will deny they have used their credit and another raging argument happens in reception. Cash, now, or no appointment booked, no exceptions. Simple, infallible, cheap.

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