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Past public health faculty presidents call for withdrawal of health bill

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d8286 (Published 21 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d8286
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

A group of leading public health specialists has written to the prime minister calling on him to withdraw the Health and Social Care Bill because of its “threat to the integrity and cohesion of the NHS” and its likely effect to “widen inequalities in health and healthcare.”

Seven past presidents of the UK Faculty of Public Health say that the bill’s proposals mark “an unprecedented marketisation of the NHS which will promote competition at the expense of collaboration.” The …

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