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Union’s legal challenge to health white paper will be heard in October

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5398 (Published 29 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5398
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The legal challenge by the public service union Unison to the UK government’s plans for a shake-up of the NHS in England is to go ahead in the High Court on 13 October.

The UK’s biggest public service union is challenging plans by the government, outlined in a white paper in July (BMJ 2010;341:c3796, 14 Jul, doi:10.1136/bmj.c3796), for radical changes that include giving GPs control of their own health budgets and abolishing local primary care trusts.

Unison contends that moves to start implementing Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS …

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