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Lansley says he “can entertain any amount of change in the bill”

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 20 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3169
  1. Sarah Welsh
  1. 1BMJ

The secretary of state for health Andrew Lansley has said he “can entertain any amount of change in the bill if it is in the best interests of patients.”

Speaking at an NHS Leadership and Management Summit at the King’s Fund on 18 May Mr Lansley said he was open to ideas to make changes to the Health and Social Care Bill, currently “paused” in its legislative path for the government to gather opinions on how the bill should be amended.

Mr Lansley was responding to a report by the King’s Fund, which urges the government to …

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