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

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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