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Andrew Lansley’s Health & Social Care Act, which eventually passed through parliament in March despite massive and growing opposition – not just from health unions and campaigners, or the wider public, but also from GPs and from hospital doctors. It’s set to change the landscape of the NHS. The changes are not instant, but will be imposed at a forced march, with most to be implemented within a year. It will sweep away the 150 or so Primary Care Trusts that currently hold the budgets to commission services for defined population areas, and also carry out over 120 Statutory Duties, […]
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