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NHS bill to legislate against clinical lapses

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 28 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1474
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A drive to improve standards of clinical performance in the NHS throughout Britain was the focus of legislation foreshadowed in the Queen's speech at the opening of parliament last Tuesday.

    The bill--due to be published early next month--will abolish GP fundholding and the concept of the internal market.

    A key purpose of the bill is …

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