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Politicians must stop using NHS as “commodity” to win votes, say GPs

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2802 (Published 21 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2802
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

Politicians must stop using the NHS as a “commodity” to win votes, and political interference in NHS structures must end, GPs have said.

Delegates at the BMA’s conference of local medical committees in London on Thursday 21 May voted in favour of a motion urging the government to stop “using patients and the NHS as a commodity to win votes.” It also called on the health secretary for England to “celebrate publicly at every opportunity the amazing work …

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