Leading doctors condemn NHS tendering processes

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 05 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1476
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has joined the growing number of medical bodies and MPs urging the UK government to rethink controversial legislation that critics have said would greatly increase the role of private operators in the NHS in England.

The academy has written to the health minister Lord Howe expressing its “considerable concern” at the regulations, published to supplement section 75 of the Health and Social Care Act, which have been widely condemned for compelling commissioners to open up a raft of NHS services to the market.1

In a letter leaked to the Observer newspaper …

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