Observations Health and Social Care Act

Act now against new NHS competition regulations

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1819 (Published 20 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1819

Re: Act now against new NHS competition regulations

Legal advice to 38 Degrees on the government’s amendments to Section 75 found the thrust of creating a competitive market had not been changed.

Without urgent action the process of reconfiguring the NHS into a competitive market will be sealed on 1 April. CCGs will then find themselves unable to fulfill their first duty as doctors, making the care of their patients their first concern.

Support the appeal to the BMA and the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges to make a joint public statement in opposition to the amended Section 75 regulations.

Competing interests: No competing interests

27 March 2013
Judith Cook
General Practitioner
BMA member