Jersey's GP charges are 'putting people off'


A leading UK health professional says having to pay to see a GP could be putting less well-off islanders at risk.

Dr Iona Heath, president of the UK's professional body for GPs, said the charges could end up costing the States more in the long run.

She is helping Jersey's Health department assess how it can save money and care for an ageing population.

The average cost of a consultation in Jersey is £37.70. This is cheaper than Guernsey and private doctors in the UK.

Jersey's Primary Care body said any change must ensure quality medicine can still be delivered to patients.

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