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GPs 'should charge for appointments'

14th July 2009

A survey by the Social Market Foundation think-tank has found that 59% of people would prefer to pay for GP appointments rather than pay higher taxes.

The workshops, which involved 1,000 people, were written up in a report. The report said in conclusion: "Government should explore further the possibility of introducing some limited NHS charges to reduce demand if it can be shown that this will not have a negative impact on the health of the population or challenge the principle of equal access for equal need."

 

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