Systematic failures make seeing GP too difficult for millions

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Sunday Express

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has been quoted in The Sunday Express discussing new polling which found that almost half of people have avoided seeing a GP in the last year.

Christopher said:

“The failure of general practice has exacerbated the problems in A&E.

“There needs to be financial incentives on both sides. People should pay a fee of around £20 to see a GP and this should be non-refundable.

“Secondly, GPs should be paid on the basis of how many patients they see, not on how many they have on the books.”

The full article can be read on page six of The Sunday Express (12/02/22).