Health and Social Care Bill — 13 Mar 2012 at 19:29
The majority of MPs voted to support the Health and Social Care Bill.
- That this House
- notes the e-petition signed by 170,000 people calling on the Government to drop the Health and Social Care Bill; and
- declines to support the Bill in its current form.
Parliament describes the key areas of the Bill as being:
- establishes an independent NHS Board to allocate resources and provide commissioning guidance
- increases GPs’ powers to commission services on behalf of their patients
- strengthens the role of the Care Quality Commission
- develops Monitor, the body that currently regulates NHS foundation trusts, into an economic regulator to oversee aspects of access and competition in the NHS
- cuts the number of health bodies to help meet the Government's commitment to cut NHS administration costs by a third, including abolishing Primary Care Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Health and Social Care Bill (Now the Health and Social Care Act 2012)
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