The Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government has introduced fundamental changes to the NHS in England that will affect all doctors and healthcare professionals as well as the general public after a decade of increasing satisfaction with the service. The BMJ followed the debate very closely and published news stories, comment articles, podcasts, blogs, and debates on the doc2doc clinical community.
This page provides you with a complete hyperlinked list of everything that we published whilst the debate surrounding the NHS reforms took place, offering an easy way to keep up to date with what happened. We are no longer updating this page.
- NHS reforms pass final hurdle in House of Lords
- Government faces "steep climb" to implement health bill amid professional opposition
- Members are split on how Royal College of Physicians should proceed on health bill
- Final attempts are made to stop and amend the health bill
- Liberal Democrats vent opposition to health reforms in England but fail to "kill the bill"
- Passage of health bill into law is unlikely to help GPs "heaving under the pressure" of NHS changes
- What will the Health and Social Care Bill mean for the NHS in England?
- Health and Social Care Bill 2011: a legal basis for charging and providing fewer health services to people in England
- NHS "reform" in England: where is the public interest?
- How the NHS measures up to other health systems
- The NHS bill puts profit before patients
- Primary care duped: the government's bill will wreck the NHS
- Hospital service reconfiguration: the battle for hearts and minds
- Michael Dixon: Carpe diem—the politicians have had their day, now it's time for doctors to seize the initiative
- Martin McShane: NHS MOT
- Martin McShane: Little things
- Edward Davies: This bill is happening. Doctors will need to make it work.
- Peter Bailey: The King's Shilling
- Martin McShane: Doing the maths
- John Gabbay: "We'll never re-elect you if you wreck our NHS"
- Peter Bailey: Hot frogs jump
- Peter Bailey: poisoned chalice
- Is there anyone out there who likes the health reforms
- Why shared decision making is impossible in the NHS
- BMJ Guide to Commissioning - ebook now live
- Fighting one corner - NHS reform and my clinical perspective
- Tips on how to survive NHS commissioning - for the next doc2doc ebook - add yours here