£5 to see your Doctor.

£5 to see your Doctor.

That’s what will be voted on at the British Medical Association (BMA) conference in Brighton on Monday.

The charges have been proposed by the Gloucestershire division (a regional body of doctors) who are calling on the government ‘to consider alternative means of funding the NHS.’

If it meant a better service, would you agree to the introduction of a charge to see your GP? How much should it be?

24 thoughts on “£5 to see your Doctor.

  • June 23, 2018 at 6:11 pm
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    Seriously ? People will be less likely to go for treatment if a cost is in place

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  • June 23, 2018 at 6:12 pm
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    Even if you pay you wouldn’t get an appointment! Absolute joke!

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  • June 23, 2018 at 6:12 pm
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    As long as everybody is charged, including those on benefits and foreigners.

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  • June 23, 2018 at 6:13 pm
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    Yeah, tax the sick. Great idea. (#sarcasm in case anyone doesn’t recognise it!)

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  • June 23, 2018 at 6:13 pm
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    What’s the point in taxes then? It isn’t fair for working people at all.

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  • June 23, 2018 at 6:14 pm
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    I was just going to put that Lesley Hunnisett,it will be us workers who will pay.

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  • June 23, 2018 at 6:14 pm
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    Yes I would, if under 16’s are still free and people on low incomes can still be exempt

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  • June 23, 2018 at 6:14 pm
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    As long as EVERYONE paid it. Would mean less missed appointments by some who don’t give a toss cause they don’t currently pay any taxes or NI

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  • June 23, 2018 at 6:15 pm
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    If it stops people wasting time and missing appointments then yes! It would be nice to get seen by a doctor on the same day you call not 4 weeks ahead

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  • June 23, 2018 at 6:15 pm
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    So what happens if you fall ill at the end of the month before pay day? Do you have to start making choices about which members of your family can see the doctor and which can’t, or start choosing between the GP and food? Noone should have to be making these decisions in 21st century Britain.

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  • June 23, 2018 at 6:17 pm
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    Thatl help the overcrowding at A&E – we already have measures in place to stop you wasting GP time – its called 2 weeks wait for an appointment

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  • June 23, 2018 at 6:17 pm
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    Have to wait a month to see a doctor now, so does that mean by paying well be going private, seen next day, what a joke.

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  • June 23, 2018 at 6:20 pm
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    And what about those who can’t afford a £5 consultation followed by an £8 prescription?

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  • June 23, 2018 at 6:26 pm
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    It might start at a £5 but it’s backdoor privatisation, if it gets the go ahead you can bet the price will go up to around £50 in no time at all.

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  • June 24, 2018 at 7:32 am
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    Conservatives really want to lose the next election do they?

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  • June 24, 2018 at 8:48 am
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    A lot of country’s do this ……BUT they don’t have the NHS. Worked for NHS for 36 years proud of that. I agree that some people abuse our NHS, but when your really ill and need care it’s there regardless.
    That’s what we as a Nation choose to do for each other, charging for seeing a GP will only line the pockets of those GP practices that are money making baddies. Put more support on the shop floor …….

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