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Labour leadership defeated on health reforms at party conference

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7571.718-a (Published 05 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:718
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    The leadership of the Labour party was defeated on its health policy at last week's annual party conference.


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    The secretary of state for health, Patricia Hewitt, says that change is inevitable

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    The vote at the conference in Manchester ended in defeat for the leadership when most delegates supported a motion from the trade union Unison. The motion called for a slowing down of the pace of reform in the NHS and an end to the growing …

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