NHS crisis: Doctor argues patients should PAY to see their local GP to fund…

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Dr. Ellie Cannon attacked the Amazon Prime generation for lack of medical appointments. Her argument comes as she argued last month in the Daily Mail that there should be a £ 25 fee to see a GP. But after receiving a negative reaction to the value, she proposed a cost of 50p for the deputies to consider.

Speaking at ITV GMB, Dr. Cannon said, “Well, I think I have the answer: a fee of only 50p that should be paid when patients make a new appointment.

"It's a charge small enough and affordable for most, but big enough to teach patients the value of NHS time.

“I take care of homeless patients, victims of domestic abuse, all child abuse victims in my office and I have to be honest with you, it's not my vulnerable patients who are missing appointments and wasting appointments.

"They don't want to waste their commitments, they can't afford to waste their commitments."

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Hostess Susanna Reid interrupted, "Who are they, are people like me?"

Cannon added: “It's people like all of us who throw away everything in our society.

“We don't value things – that's what I call the Amazon Prime generation. We want everything now, now, now. "

Panel participant and model Eunice Olumide argued against the doctor's suggestion.

According to the doctor who created a program to help family doctors, some were driven to the brink of suicide. The problems are being blamed on a severe shortage of family doctors, leading to more working hours.

Dr. Clare Gerada, founder of the NHS Professional Health Program, which offers help to doctors and dentists, warned that the average 11-hour days worked by doctors were a major risk factor.

Of the 3,000 NHS professionals seeking help with mental health problems from its program, a total of 1,855 (56%) are general practitioners.

She said steps must be taken to prevent doctors from working the long hours that are destroying their lives and putting patients at risk.



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