How much would GPs be paying to patients who sit, in some cases in the surgery to be seen? This is the worst idea anyone could have come up with. just because it will raise 1.2 billion pounds for the NHS does not make it a good public policy alternative. So people will not see their dentist unless they really fill sick or bothered by some health issues, which by them the problem may have escalated. We might as well abandon the whole premise of the NHS. I live in Canada now, I can assure you, the UK health care system, though not perfect, is the best in the world. One does not need to introduce fee charges at the point of use to correct any anomalies.