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More NHS reorganisation is announced in Queen's speech

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39392.478414.4E (Published 08 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:955
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The prime minister set out his priorities for the health service in the Queen's speech this week—with plans to legislate for a new quality control regulator and changes in the way doctors are regulated and in the rules concerning assisted reproduction and embryo research.

    Gordon Brown used his first Queen's speech to announce the creation of a new regulator, whose aim will be “to ensure clean and safe services and high quality care.”

    The new body, to be known as the Care Quality Commission (or Ofcare for short), will take over the functions of the Healthcare Commission, the Commission for Social Care Inspection, and the Mental Health Act Commission. It will be set up under the …

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