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Patients to access GP video consultations in Boots pharmacy stores

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Soon it will be just like specialist care, a two tier system. Long waits for underfunded NHS Primary cafe delivered by exhausted staff from scruffy buildings; but short waits for those willing to pay £50 for a quick fix in a pharmacy for relatively trivial stuff, with all the real medicine being shunted back into the NHS. Only way to put the private resource patients are willing to spend back into services that’s serve the whole population is to go for a mixed funding model: do what the dentists did but do it ethically and responsibly: perhaps co-payments, means-testing, or allow us to run private services (for treatments the nhs doesn’t provide) alongside nhs treatments. Or maybe, if pharmacists are increasingly allowed to deliver medical care and erode our business model, we should all be able to run in-house pharmacy?

Posted date

06 Sep 2019

Posted time

10:30am

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