States of Jersey pay more towards GP costs

The amount of money the States of Jersey contributes towards islanders' doctors visits has risen.

The amount people in Jersey pay for a GP visit is subsidised by the Health Insurance Fund.

From Thursday, the States will pay £20.28 towards each person's visit to their GP, which is an increase from £19.59.

The average cost of a consultation in Jersey is £37.70 but can vary depending on the medical practice and doctor.

From Thursday the government will pay £10.35 towards blood tests, rising from £10.

The Social Security Minister, Senator Francis Le Gresley, said: "The new benefits avoid an additional cost being passed on from the GP to the patient in respect of these medical tests."

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