NHS reform row

David Cameron's claim that he has the "support" of doctors and nurses on NHS reform has sparked a fresh row over the issue.

Speaking at prime ministers question time yesterday Mr Cameron denied Labour leader Ed Miliband's contention that the British Medical Association, the Royal College of GPs and the Royal College of Midwives had rejected the health and social care bill.

However statements released afterwards from two of the professional bodies seem to contradict the prime minister's comments.

Despite these concerns MPs approved the health bill by 65 votes and it is now due to go to the House of Lords, where it may face further opposition from Liberal Democrat peers.

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