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NHS campaign guide - charging and insurance

Despite promises to protect an NHS 'free at the point of use' there are signs that charging is on its way. One of OurNHS's key NHS campaigns

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10 December 2013

Read OurNHS stories on charging and insurance (including charging of migrants) here and on personal budgets here or see the links on the right.

‘The big ideas - personal health budgets’ - an overview from Patients for the NHS.

‘Introducing self-pay from Care UK’ - Care UK are marketing heavily to GPs, who are under increasing pressure not to refer patients for NHS-funded treatments.

A history of charging for prescriptions and social care prepared by right-wing think tank Reform but with some useful information.

Ask your GP to oppose migrant charges.

Find other campaigning tips on our 'Resources - Campaign tools' page here.

 

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