Private member’s bill aims to repeal competition rules in NHS

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 04 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6617
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

MPs are to get the chance to end competition rules that drive the marketisation of the NHS in England when a private member’s bill is brought before the House of Commons later this month.

Clive Efford, Labour MP for Eltham in southeast London, will table the NHS Amended Duties and Powers Bill this week, and MPs will vote on it on 21 November. The bill sets out to repeal the “section 75” rules of the Health and Social Care Act that have compelled commissioners to tender most NHS contracts since April 2013.1 It would also stop hospitals from …

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