TD’S ANGER AT DOCTORS CHARGING FOR BLOOD TESTS

first_imgDONEGAL Deputy Thomas Pringle has urged people to become whistleblowers on any doctors who illegally charge patients for blood tests.Mr Pringle told donegaldaily that patients should question the charges – and if they’re not happy, to report their GPs.Said the independent politician: “I have been contacted by my constituents informing me they have been charged for blood tests by their doctor. “I would like to clarify under the General Medical Services contract GPs should be providing blood tests when it forms part of the clinical investigation and necessary treatment of a patient’s symptoms or conditions free of charge to medical card and GP visit card holders.“I suggest if any patient is being charged by their GP’s within the criteria can and should make a complaint to the HSE Consumer Services Officer at 074 9189016.”TD’S ANGER AT DOCTORS CHARGING FOR BLOOD TESTS was last modified: May 25th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:blood testscharging for blood testsGPsThomas Pringlelast_img read more