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Rip Off GP Number Battle Won

Wednesday June 13 2012


MP John Healey MP John Healey


AN MP is celebrating after winning a battle to stop local GP surgeries from using rip off phone numbers.

In December, John Healey launched a campaign after he discovered that a third of doctors’ surgeries in Barnsley had 0844 or 0845 numbers – which can cost patients 40p per minute.

Now, all the practices in Barnsley are in the process of axing the high rate numbers.

John said: “It should not cost patients more to access what should be an open NHS service. When families are finding money is tight and everyone is trying to cut costs no one should be paying over the odds to get in touch with their doctor.”

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Reply Posted by Duncan Holling on Thursday June 14 2012 at 12:10
does that mean NHS direct are going to drop theit 0845 number too

Reply Posted by John R on Thursday June 14 2012 at 13:16
Thanks to Mr John Healey...... A job well done ........