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Hunt insists he will not withdraw section 75 regulations

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2682 (Published 24 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2682
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, told MPs on the parliamentary health select committee yesterday that he was not prepared to back down about the ongoing concern among doctors’ representatives and others over the section 75 regulations of the Health and Social Care Act that deal with rules on market competition.

Hunt said that he would not rewrite the regulations again, adding, “There has been a lot of mischief about the purpose of those regulations, but let’s be clear that the purpose of the Health and Social Care Act was …

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