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British GPs debate user charges

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7098.1849i (Published 28 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1849
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    Representatives of Britain's 32000 general practitioners have resolved that general medical services must remain free to patients at the point of use.

    Angry at the suggestion that the health secretary might be contemplating charging for visits to the GP or imposing prescription charges on pensioners in his forthcoming review of NHS spending (21 June, p 1781), the local medical committee conference voted for this motion by three …

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