Chris Mimnagh

Dr Chris Mimnagh is a part-time GP partner in Liverpool and head of clinical innovation liaison and deployment at The Innovation Agency, the academic health science network for the north-west coast. He writes regularly for GPonline on commissioning, new models of care and innovation in general practice.

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Dr Chris Mimnagh: The ongoing debate about charging for GP appointments

Dr Chris Mimnagh: The ongoing debate about charging for GP appointments

There was a story doing the rounds on social media last week about a GP practice that has started charging for appointments. But, as is often the case, the actual truth is more prosaic than the headlines suggest.

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