Should NHS Doctors charge for patient appointments?

Lloyd Price

As a growing number of practices struggle to survive on overstretched resources, the issue regarding how future funding will be obtained has been pushed to the forefront of NHS concerns. If the motion is passed, GPs will lobby the Department of Health to introduce the charges. A survey conducted by online general practice magazine, Pulse found that over 50% of GPs would welcome appointment fees as a way to make their workload more manageable.