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BMA calls for repeal of “intensely damaging” health act

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 01 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2532
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

The BMA has renewed its call for the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to be repealed, saying that the changes imposed on the NHS in England were needless and expensive and have failed to deliver any improvements for patients.

A year after the act was introduced the BMA has questioned whether it is working. It is also calling on doctors to report their experiences of the changes brought by the act and asking them what more needs to be done to allow them to deliver optimal care to patients.

The campaign follows pressure from some doctors, who have been calling for a national strategy to repeal the act since it was passed in March 2012.1 2 Implementing the changes …

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