Doctors have called for the government to include a clause prioritising fair access for all as part of its NHS reforms.
However their primary goal is still for the Health and Social Care Bill to be scrapped altogether. As a result of the Bill reaching its committee stage in the House of Lords, the British Medical Association (BMA), which represents doctors of all classes, has published further changes it wants to see made to the legislation to mitigate its damage to the health service. Despite significant opposition to the Bill in the Lords, it is unlikely the chamber will decide to block the legislation altogether and may only choose to alter certain elements. In a briefing paper for peers, the BMA...
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