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Sleepwalking into the market

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1850 (Published 20 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1850

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Re: Sleepwalking into the market

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges wrote to Earl Howe, the Health Minister for England, over concerns about the original Regulations which were subsequently withdrawn. We have been considering the revised Regulations and the comments from the House of Lords Secondary Legislation Committee (33rd Report). Differing views have been expressed as to the implications of the Regulations. As is proper for a membership organisation we are therefore now consulting our members to seek their views on the revised Regulations and the appropriate way forward.

Professor Terence Stephenson, Chair of the UK Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

Competing interests: No competing interests

25 March 2013
Terence Stephenson
Professor of Child Health & Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
10 Dallington Street, London EC1V 0DB