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One in four patients willing to pay towards GP appointments

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You see . (1)This is cunning politics. The Tories know about this all the way . Stifling and suffocating the NHS funding with the infamous efficiency saving ,inevitably leads to these 'opinions' . Eventually , the government would say it was just following public opinions to start charging a fee. Anyway, you GPs are the protagonists, not us , the 'honourable' politicians. (2) Bottom line is charging a fee to supplement the NHS in certain circumstances can become a norm e.g. for weekend GP appointments , some walk in self presenting A/E attendances and the services mentioned in this article. Of course , the argument is who can afford , who cannot? The experience in Hong Kong public hospital A/E departments showed a decline in demands to a more manageable level after starting to charge a fee in recent years. (3) This can only be legitimate if our politicians are open and honest of how much is the government actually committed to sustain a nationally funded health service .The danger is further funding cut as fees are being charged. The fee charged must always be a supplement ONLY to NHS , nothing more , nothing less. (4) This is a double edged sword in a critical point of history. We need an open and honest debate of the future of NHS . But with this bunch of politicians who only care about partisan reputation(preparing for next election) and rise of the GDP , the truth about how to rescue NHS can always be buried under the ground........

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26 Oct 2015

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9:19pm

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