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Campaigners step up fight to “kill off” commissioning regulations

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 05 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2168
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

Opponents of controversial regulations that will require large sections of the NHS to be tendered to the open marketplace have stepped up their fight to “kill off” the proposals, ahead of a crunch parliamentary debate and vote later this month.

The regulations, which critics say will lead to widespread privatisation and fragmentation of the NHS, will be subject to a debate and vote in the House of Lords1 on 24 April, following a “fatal motion” laid down by Philip Hunt, deputy leader of the opposition in the House of Lords.

Ahead of the key debate, the website …

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