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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Health & Social Care Bill pronounced Dead on Arrival!

UNISON has called for the Health and Social Care Bill to be pronounced DOA - dead on arrival - after a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report said it posed a real threat to patient care. The PAC report can be read in full here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/public-accounts-committee/news/health-landscape-report/

Christina McAnea, UNISON Head of Health, said: "Another week, another report warns that the Health and Social Care Bill poses a real danger to patients. The NHS and its staff have always adapted to change, but this Bill takes a wrecking ball to the NHS as we know it: