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Government is to rewrite competition legislation

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1516 (Published 06 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1516
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

The UK government is to withdraw and rewrite controversial legislation that critics feared would greatly increase the role of private operators in the NHS in England.1

The Liberal Democrat health minister Norman Lamb said that the government would amend the wording of the regulations after admitting that they had “inadvertently created confusion and generated significant concerns” by appearing to compel …

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