NHS reform fallout

15/06/11

The healthcare sector is currently in the process of taking in the concessions made by the government to the health and social care bill.

Andrew Lansley, health secretary, announced in the Commons yesterday that the government would be accepting the core proposals of the NHS Future Forum's recommendations.

Amongst these were a slow down to the pace of change, and a pledge to place more controls on competition.

The changes to the bill represent a U-turn for the government and substantial changes to the original bill presented by Andrew Lansley.

Having gone through a two month 'listening pause' the bill will now return to the committee stage where it will once again be scrutinised by MPs.

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