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Health reforms won’t work without major changes, say King’s Fund and BMA

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 26 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3243
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1BMJ

The health think tank the King’s Fund and the British Medical Association have both urged the government to radically rethink its Health and Social Care Bill, with the BMA reiterating its view that it should be withdrawn.

The health bodies make the calls in submissions to the NHS Future Forum, the body conducting the government’s listening exercise on NHS reform, which is due to end next week.

In its submission the BMA states: “It is clear from the deep seated concerns expressed by stakeholders across the health sector in recent months that the legislation is fundamentally flawed.”

The King’s Fund doesn’t call for withdrawal of the bill but says that it needs major overhaul to deliver the …

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