GPs 'want £25 appointment fee'

51% of GPs surveyed are in favour of the NHS charging up to £25 for routine appointments. 440 of them were quizzed by health magazine Pulse. 36% GPs said they were opposed to the idea.

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GP: 'People don't value things if they're cheap'

Dr Shailendra Bhatt, a GP in Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire, told the Daily Mail:

I work in a walk-in centre. The amount of people who come through the door for practically no reason at all and say “I was out and saw this sign for a walk-in centre where one can see a doctor, so I came in.”People don’t value the things if they get it cheap, worse still if they get it for nothing.

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