Care Bill could lead to “backdoor” reconfiguration of NHS services, says BMA

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 18 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7597
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The Care Bill, which includes a controversial government amendment making it easier to reconfigure NHS services in England without full public consultation, has had its second reading in the House of Commons and has gone through to the committee stage.

The government put down the amendment to the bill, which started in the House of Lords, after losing a legal challenge in the High …

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