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Friday, 3 February 2012

NHS reform bill: Royal College of GPs urges scrapping.

The Royal College of GPs has called for the health bill to be scrapped, heaping more pressure on the government's controversial reforms in England.

In doing so, it becomes the first of the medical royal colleges to move to outright opposition.
The college, which represents 34,000 GPs in England, said the overhaul had to be stopped because it threatened to cause "irreparable damage" to care.

RCGP chairman Dr Clare Gerada said: "The decision was not taken lightly, but it is clear that the college has been left with no alternative.

"We cannot sit back. Instead, we must once again raise our concerns in the hope that the prime minister will halt this damaging, unnecessary and expensive reorganisation which, in our view, risks leaving the poorest and most vulnerable in society to bear the brunt."

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