BMA meeting: BMA urges no let up in fight against damaging changes

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 28 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d4090
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1Cardiff

The BMA’s chairman of council, Hamish Meldrum, warned the government this week that doctors would not let up in their opposition to damaging aspects of its reforms of healthcare in England.

Opening the BMA’s annual conference in Cardiff yesterday, he said that the BMA had already achieved major changes to the Health and Social Care Bill. These included revising the role of the economic regulator Monitor to promote integration rather than competition, restoring the health secretary’s responsibility for ensuring a comprehensive NHS, making commissioning more “inclusive,” and securing a more “realistic” timetable for reform.

But he told delegates that they must not …

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