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GPs say they will consider private healthcare

10th May 2011

A Pulse survey of 5,788 GPs has found that 32% thought changes to the NHS meant they were "more likely" to use private healthcare themselves.

However, over half - 61% of respondents - said the changes would not have an impact on their choice of healthcare. Over three-quarters said they were not signed up to a private healthcare scheme. Dr Paul Silverston, a GP in Newmarket, Suffolk, said: "It is clear that we are seeing waiting times for surgery and services starting to increase and the recent changes in the NHS can only accelerate this trend."

 

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