Posts Tagged ‘Health Bill’

Health Bill becomes Health and Social Care Act

The government's Health and Social Care Bill has cleared its final hurdle and is now law, after receiving Royal Assent. The legislation - first published ...

Bill could damage NHS, warns draft risk register

Emergencies in the NHS could be less well managed under the government's controversial health reforms, according to a draft version of a risk register on t...

Doctors as MPs: read both sides of the argument

Earlier this month 250 doctors pledged to stand as MPs at the next election in protest at the passage of the Health and Social Care Bill. The following is ...

BMA’s reaction to the passing of the Health Bill

Dear Colleague, The Government's proposals to reform the NHS in England have been the subject of intense public and parliamentary debate over the past e...

MPs set to approve NHS bill as Labour bid fails

Labour have failed in a last-ditch bid to delay planned changes to the NHS in England, with MPs set to approve the coalition's proposals. Calls for MPs ...

Doctors to challenge MPs at general election

Doctors are to stand as MPs in the next general election in protest at the passage of the Health and Social Care Bill. A coalition of nearly 250 doctors h...

Letter: Medics to challenge MPs at next election

The following letter appeared in the Independent on Sunday on 18 March: Dear Sir, We believe that the Parliamentary passage of the Health and Social Car...

Surgeons increasingly isolated in Bill support

Surgeons will continue to support the passage the of the Health and Social Care Bill following an Extraordinary General Meeting at the Royal College of Sur...

House of Lords backs Bill compromise amendment

Plans to change the way the NHS in England is run are set to become law within weeks, after the government won a series of House of Lords votes. Ministe...

Royal College of Radiologists call for Bill withdrawal

A message from the RCR president to members on its opposition to the Health and Social Care Bill: Dear Colleague, Council has decided that the College s...

NHS changes unavoidable and urgent, says Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron has made a robust defence of the government's controversial plans to shake-up the NHS in England. He told Tory activists he...