It was my belief that all NHS GPs were officially classed as being to some extent self employed in that they all charge for holiday vaccinations, certain letters, medical notes which are more than the normal Med(3),etc.

This comment was made by a member of our local CCG when I was enquiringly why they should insist that all GPs undertake to do LD Annual Health Checks.

My own surgery is within the NHS, but they do certainly charge for holiday vacs and others.

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GP leaders float alternative ways to fund health services, including charging for minor procedures outside of surgeries’ contracted NHS work.

The scheme would see doctors use their own time to treat and charge patients through a third-party company.
The scheme would see doctors use their own time to treat and charge patients through a third-party company. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Patients could face paying their family doctors for out-of-hours appointments and minor procedures that fall outside the surgery’s contracted NHS work, under new plans being proposed by some GP leaders.

The scheme would see doctors use their own time to treat and charge patients and involve the setting up of a third-party company to manage the payments to GPs.

Dr Prit Buttar, leader of Oxfordshire’s local medical committee (LMC), told Pulse magazine there had been discussions with LMCs across England about rolling out the system nationally by the end of 2017.

The move is driven by…

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