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BMA annual meeting: BMA chairman attacks government for “bleeding every penny” out of NHS

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4215 (Published 23 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4215
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

The chairman of the BMA has called on the UK government to abandon the “bizarre market culture” that it has created in the NHS, saying that this wastes valuable resources.

In his keynote speech to the BMA’s Annual Representative Meeting in Harrogate, Mark Porter said that reforms enacted in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 were fragmenting care and were diverting energies and funding away from frontline services. He also attacked the Treasury for …

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