Scottish physicians withdraw their support for health bill in England

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 08 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1751
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

The list of leading medical organisations opposing the government’s Health and Social Care Bill has increased with the decision of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh to withdraw its support.

The college stopped short of calling for the full withdrawal of the bill as has been demanded by other organisations, including the BMA, but says it cannot support the legislation in its current form.

The college, which has more than 2500 members in England, asked all its fellows and members in the UK for their views …

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