BMA Call For Action Against NHS Bill

The British Medical Association has called for GP's to take an active stand against the Government's proposed NHS reforms to prevent private companies from controlling the NHS budgets.The BMA have sent   22,000 GP'S a letter warning that the reforms will cause irrevocable damage and will be almost impossible to implement successfully given the widespread opposition within the NHS workforce.

 The BMA state that the Bill will widen health inequalities and be detrimental to patient care.

The letter scripted by DR Laurance Buckman, chair of the BMA'S GPS' committee, sums up the Bill as complex,incoherent and not fit for purpose.