MPs table bill to restrict role of commercial companies in NHS

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 29 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3541
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

The NHS Bill 2015, which proposes abolishing competition and restricting the role of commercial companies in the NHS in England, is to be retabled before parliament on Wednesday 1 July.

It will be tabled as a private member’s bill by the Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and is expected to have cross party support from around a dozen sponsors in total.

The bill is based on the NHS Reinstatement Bill that was coauthored in 2014 by Allyson Pollock, professor of public health research and policy at Queen Mary University of London, and Peter Roderick, barrister and senior research fellow at the university’s Centre for Primary Care and Public Health.1

It was first co-tabled as the NHS Bill in March 2015 by Lucas and the …

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