I received an email from 38degrees and have pasted the entire message below.
Having paid into the NHS via taxes for over forty years. I have had little or no need to call on the NHS throughout my early life. So, as you can imagine, I am disgusted to find, just when I am reaching an age where I may need to the services of a GP a little more frequently, the government has an eye to limit my access and make me pay, AGAIN !!.
It is hard enough to get to see a doctor at the best of times. The last thing we need is a limit on the number of visits you are allowed.
Take a read and see if you don’t feel the same way. If you do, add your name to the petition.
This could be very serious. The Conservatives are floating plans to cap the number of times we are allowed to visit our GP.  If we run out of visits – because we’ve got a sickly child or long-term health condition, for example – we could be forced to pay to go elsewhere.
At the moment it’s just a proposal.  But if the Conservatives don’t see a big public backlash, it could soon be a grim reality. So let’s raise an outcry as quickly as possible and push them to drop the idea immediately.
Please sign the urgent petition now: tell health minister Jeremy Hunt to rule out limiting our access to NHS GPs:
Jeremy Hunt will be watching the public’s reaction carefully. He is an ambitious politician with an eye on his own popularity. If he sees a huge petition growing fast, he’ll realise this is damaging his ratings. So if enough of us sign, we could play a key role in getting this idea dropped.
Being able to visit the family doctor when we need it is a bedrock of a decent health system. GPs are often our first port of call when we’re ill.  Limiting access to GPs could mean a dangerous illness is left undetected until it’s too late – unless of course you’ve got private medical insurance…
But this isn’t just about GPs. This is about a principle at the heart of our battle to protect the NHS. Since the NHS was created, everyone in Britain has been able to rely on visiting a doctor as often as we need to. Limiting access would undermine the NHS at its very foundations. So let’s send the Conservatives a strong message: drop this terrible idea.
Thanks for being involved,
David, Rebecca, Travis, Blanche and the 38 Degrees Team
PS: Here’s what the chair of the Royal College of GPs said about these proposals: “This was obviously written by someone who has never been unwell, or has never met people who work in the health service.” Let’s not let the idea get any further – please sign the petition now: https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/dont-cap-GP-visits
 Daily Mail: Fury as Tories look to limit the number of times you can see your GP each year:
Independent: Cap on number of GP visits being considered by Tories:
 The proposal is contained in a “Conservative Policy Forum” paper on NHS policy, you can see the whole thing here:
 See for example this campaign on the importance of going to see your GP early if you could have symptoms of bowel cancer: