Monday November 30, 2020

Briefing: Doctors divided on deal for free GP care to under-sixes

Prognosis for scheme doubtful as other more needy patients face a battle to keep their medical cards

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

22nd April, 2015
Free GP visits for under-sixes are soon to be rolled out Picture: Thinkstock

When the creator of the NHS, Aneurin Bevin, was asked how he had secured cooperation

from doctors, he famously replied that he had “stuffed their mouths with


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