Could we have some Wirral GP cashback?

Could we have some Wirral GP cashback?

Could we have some Wirral GP cashback?

First published in Letters

FORGIVE me if this is wrong, but I understand each of us may have to pay £10 each month for an NHS GP.

This would prove a great struggle for some of us, especially those with large families.

It might be a better idea if GPs fine these people who could have used common sense, or the advice from their pharmacist, instead of taking up GPs valuable time, when needed for more serious complaints.

It might be nice if those who never darken the doors of GP surgeries were given a little bonus at the end of the year for their consideration.

Marjorie Orme (Mrs) Wallasey

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12:54pm Wed 28 May 14

elisab says...

£10 a month? Barmy idea doomed to failure. How about if they must charge, charge per visit. See your Doc, get your consultation, pay a standard fee on exit. A blanket fee is the most singularly unfair barm-pot idea going. Some folk never need to visit their GP, why should they pay for something they do not need to utilize? £120 a year is a massive amount to effectively lose from ones pocket. Conversely there are others that see the surgery as a daily drop in centre for the smallest of sniffles etc. I appreciate there are genuine cases where folk need to pay regular visits and those cases should be adjusted accordingly, but to charge everyone £10 is ludicrous. What if you don't pay, or cannot pay... are you then struck off the register, or hurled before a magistrate for not paying up, thus no doubt being fined. They'll get your money somehow! PAYU, Pay as you use.
£10 a month? Barmy idea doomed to failure. How about if they must charge, charge per visit. See your Doc, get your consultation, pay a standard fee on exit. A blanket fee is the most singularly unfair barm-pot idea going. Some folk never need to visit their GP, why should they pay for something they do not need to utilize? £120 a year is a massive amount to effectively lose from ones pocket. Conversely there are others that see the surgery as a daily drop in centre for the smallest of sniffles etc. I appreciate there are genuine cases where folk need to pay regular visits and those cases should be adjusted accordingly, but to charge everyone £10 is ludicrous. What if you don't pay, or cannot pay... are you then struck off the register, or hurled before a magistrate for not paying up, thus no doubt being fined. They'll get your money somehow! PAYU, Pay as you use. elisab
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9:45pm Wed 28 May 14

King Tut says...

This was an idea raised by a former adviser to Tony Blair, (Lord Warner), "A Department of Health spokesman said: ‘The founding principles of the NHS make it universally free at point of use and we are clear that it will continue to be so.’"
This was an idea raised by a former adviser to Tony Blair, (Lord Warner), "A Department of Health spokesman said: ‘The founding principles of the NHS make it universally free at point of use and we are clear that it will continue to be so.’" King Tut
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