BMA agrees to support legislation to abolish purchaser-provider split

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 02 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1839
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The BMA’s governing council has unanimously agreed to support any future legislation that would abolish the split between purchasers and providers of NHS services, the internal and external market, and competition.

A working group examined two sets of legislative proposals on the NHS that were set out in private members’ bills before parliament was dissolved. These were the NHS Amended Duties and Powers Bill and the NHS Reinstatement Bill, subsequently presented in the House of Commons as the NHS Bill 2015 by the Green MP …

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