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NHS users 'should be charged a £10 monthly membership fee'

People should be charged a £10 monthly membership fee for using the NHS, a new report says. Co-authored by former Labour health minister Lord Warner, the study called for radical changes to how the NHS is funded.

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Labour 'would not consider' NHS monthly charge

Labour said they would not support the introduction of a £10 monthly fee for NHS patients, as proposed by former Labour health minister Lord Warner in a report by a centre-left think tank.

Jamie Reed, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, said:

This is not something Labour would ever consider. We believe in an NHS free at the point of use, and a Labour government will repeal David Cameron's NHS changes that put private profit before patient care.

The truth is that after wasting £3 billion on a damaging reorganisation and causing a crisis in A&E, it is David Cameron you can’t trust with the NHS.

– Jamie Reed MP

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