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BMA meeting: Doctors’ leaders condemn commercialisation of NHS

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3499 (Published 30 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3499
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1Brighton

    Opposition to the commercialisation of the NHS in England was reasserted at the BMA’s annual conference in Brighton this week as a series of motions condemning the introduction of the marketplace into health care were passed with only a few dissenters.

    George Rae, a GP from Whitley Bay in Northumberland and a representative of North East Council, set the tone by arguing that marketisation was “driven by political dogma” and was moving the NHS away from …

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