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'Uber-style' private GP appointment service primed for national rollout


I can't see how this can be very profitable for an individual seeing a limited number without encroaching on/disadvantaging use of nhs equipment. I would be very put out if I found , for example ,that the practice ecg machine/ physio was being used by a colleague for a private patient in the week when I might have wanted it quickly for an nhs patient, - or dressings/consumables/needles/syringes etc for that matter.- and the issue of being asked for a nhs prescription based a recent consult with someone else is as always-- usually appropriate, but what if it's not /not in the local formulary/not suitable? Also can I ask if any gp now doing this is willing to share roughly how much extra their medical defence provider is charging for the higher risk work of seeing pts without access to their notes on a private basis? In short a gp consultation is not just a chunk of gp time,,its the intro to all the other 'stuff'/people needed to respond to the presenting problem,and I don't think people should be led to expect to queue jump all the other stuff only for the consultation fee

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16 Sep 2016

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