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BMA launches pre-election health manifesto

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:560
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

As the date of the UK general election grows closer, the BMA has launched its challenge for all the political parties in the United Kingdom, highlighting the issues it feels should be tackled to improve health care.

The five point manifesto for the forthcoming election, widely predicted to be on 5 May, calls for improvements in public health; better choice for patients; limiting the role of the private sector; involving doctors, patients, and the public more in policy initiatives about the NHS; and further investment in the medical profession.

Launching the manifesto, BMA chairman James Johnson said, “The NHS …

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