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BMA Annual representative meeting, Manchester, 27 - 30 June: NICE undermines doctors' clinical freedom, say BMA representatives

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7507.12-e (Published 30 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:12
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. Manchester

    Doctors' clinical freedom is being undermined by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to the detriment of patients, doctors at the BMA's annual conference in Manchester heard. Representatives voted in favour of a motion proposed by the Bristol division that the institute is losing its credibility and should become advisory rather than regulatory.

    Robin Arnold, a member of the consultants' committee who proposed the motion, called for greater flexibility from …

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