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General Practitioners: Fees and Charges

Question for Department of Health

UIN 51058, tabled on 31 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has considered introducing refundable charges for GP visits.

Answered on

3 November 2016

One of the key principles of National Health Service care is that it should be free at the point of delivery. Introducing charges is not being considered, as it would undermine this central principle.

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