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    Local health centres and NHS medical practices should be banned from using 08 numbers or offer a local 01 or 02 number alternative for booking appointments, as health centres make a profit using these numbers.

    For example, an 0870 number costs 10 pence per minute (whereby 4.5pence per minute goes to the local hospital).

    I have recently been charged £ 2.05 + vat for ringing my own doctor.

    I think it is scandalous.

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    The NHS needs to make money from somewhere - surely this is a way of doing so.

    I didn't even know that some did that, mine uses a local number, it's wrong anyway :x

    Signed.:thumbsup:

    FilthAndFurry;6057711

    The NHS needs to make money from somewhere - surely this is a way of … The NHS needs to make money from somewhere - surely this is a way of doing so.



    Debatable. 4.5p a minute works out at only £2.70 an hour, although that does become maybe a healthy tenner or so for a day's use. If the phone's only active half the time, would £10 extra a day do much good?

    i wont be signing this - as above the more money that the NHS can get in directly from the users of the service the better. Not sure where else you think the money goes? A practice manager or owner sounds like someone who works for the NHS to me?

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    No thank you, will not be signing.

    For example, an 0870 number costs 10 pence per minute (whereby 4.5pence … For example, an 0870 number costs 10 pence per minute (whereby 4.5pence per minute goes to the local hospital).



    Not if you get 0870 & 0845 free in you call package like alot of people do, does that mean that they are making money when its not costing me anything to call them then ?

    Ive signed anyway

    dxx;6057833

    Debatable. 4.5p a minute works out at only £2.70 an hour, although that … Debatable. 4.5p a minute works out at only £2.70 an hour, although that does become maybe a healthy tenner or so for a day's use. If the phone's only active half the time, would £10 extra a day do much good?



    You're forgetting something.... Call waiting. They keep everybody in a queue for 20 minutes :lol:

    Done.:thumbsup:

    No thanks, no sig from me either.

    DKLS;6058381

    No thanks, no sig from me either.



    How no?

    also why not have this lame petition against any 0870 number? why single out health centres etc?
    some people have too much time on their hands even coming up with things like this!
    Unless you are some kind of neurotic its not the kind of number you ring every day and chat on for hours is it?

    Shengis;6058132

    You're forgetting something.... Call waiting. They keep everybody in a … You're forgetting something.... Call waiting. They keep everybody in a queue for 20 minutes :lol:



    I suppose there's that, although I've never had to wait when I've phoned either my GP or my local hospital. It's always really fast and efficient when I call up, so 10p a minute to call would pretty much just mean 10p a call for me.

    theman27;6058782

    also why not have this lame petition against any 0870 number? why single … also why not have this lame petition against any 0870 number? why single out health centres etc?some people have too much time on their hands even coming up with things like this!Unless you are some kind of neurotic its not the kind of number you ring every day and chat on for hours is it?


    Harsh:x

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    Marina;6059451

    Harsh:x



    It is harsh, I had to wait in a queue of 30 people for 15 minutes one morning and then I was told the wrong thing on the telephone and then had to make a further appointment.

    DLM;6059701

    It is harsh, I had to wait in a queue of 30 people for 15 minutes one … It is harsh, I had to wait in a queue of 30 people for 15 minutes one morning and then I was told the wrong thing on the telephone and then had to make a further appointment.


    :friends:Some people don't appreciate the goodwill of others. Hope you're well DLM

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    Marina;6059763

    :friends:Some people don't appreciate the goodwill of others. Hope you're … :friends:Some people don't appreciate the goodwill of others. Hope you're well DLM



    I'm alright, thanks Marina for being a good friend x x
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