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."