Whilst I agree that everyone should attend for GP appointments I don't really understand why it is costing so much money.

I have NEVER been in to see the GP at my appointed time - and this is after waiting well over a week to receive an appointment. Other people to whom I speak are in the same position, often waiting up to an hour beyond their appointment time.

The King's Fund, which investigates spending on the NHS, makes the point several times in their most recent report that waste is a very big problem. I would add to this the gross overcharging by suppliers to the NHS. In addition, they make the case that the growing population is adding another burden.

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