Introducing Money-saving Policies in the NHS

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A proposal to levy a £5 surgery fee for each GP appointment, on the German model, with exemptions for certain disadvantaged groups, and to levy a fine on patients who do not attend appointments at GP surgeries or hospital outpatient departments, to raise awareness of the cost of appointments, reduce non-attendance and discourage unnecessary GP visits.

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