7 MARCH 1992, Page 24

Guy's hospital

Sir: Your article, 'Can pay, won't pay', (15 February) makes one think that NHS patients should be billed with the costs of treatment which would be stamped 'Paid on your behalf by the taxpayers' and each bottle of pills affixed with the price.

This might induce some understanding and appreciation and possibly even grati- tude.

R. S. Guy

Charlton House, Charlton St Peter, Pewsey, Wiltshire