Will patients be charged for NHS services?

King’s Fund member explains why charging for healthcare should be a no go area King’s Fund member and social policy professor Julian Le Grand has spoken out against the idea of charging for healthcare services, instead advocating a “a single pathway of care with a single ring fenced budget and a single commissioner.”  Long opposing the […]

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Should prescription charges be scraped?

Experts deem fees “illogical and unfair” The Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin has recommended that NHS prescription charges be dropped, as the system is “outdated” with England the only country of the UK to retain the charge. Results for 2012 show that only 10% of prescriptions in the community attracted fees. Despite this, 80% of adult patients under […]

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Will GP’s have to charge for appointments?

General practice turning into “conveyor belt medicine” according to family doctors A proposal to charge patients in the UK for an appointment with their GP has been rejected at the British Medical Association’s GP conference in York. Despite the scheme being refused, there are still fears about the future of GP services, as delegates warned that services […]

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