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BMA Says Health Reforms Could Hurt Quality of Services

by Kathy Jones on January 20, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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 BMA Says Health Reforms Could Hurt Quality of Services

The British Medical Association has warned the British government that the wide range of reforms currently under consideration could prove to be very damaging to the health economy in the country.

Dr Hamish Meldrum, the chairman of BMA, said that the reforms, specially forcing GPs to tender contracts could lead to private companies venturing into the health field and added that such a step could prove to be detrimental to the quality of the services currently provided.

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Dr Meldrum's view were concurred by Shadow Health Secretary John Healey who claimed that the reforms will put extra and unnecessary pressure on the NHS.

"It's a huge upheaval which will put unnecessary extra pressure on the NHS and could open up all parts of the NHS to competition from private health companies. The Health Secretary has not listened to warnings from health experts, professional bodies or patient groups, and is set to force through these changes", Healey said.




Source: Medindia
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