Today at the annual conference of the British Medical Association in Edinburgh one GP told us they intend to raise the question of charging patients a nominal fee for routine appointments, in an effort to prevent cancellations and wasting time.

It comes amid claims that the NHS has been 'paralysed' and 'needs extra funding.'

The head of the BMA's GP branch Dr Chaand Nagpaul has described the NHS as 'vulnerable' following a 'freeze in spending.'

On ITV Central tonight we visit one surgery in Hinckley in Leicestershire where GP's are divided on the issue, in the meantime, what do you think?

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