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GP launches ‘drop the bill’ e-petition bid

A prominent GP has launched an online petition aimed at getting the Government to drop the Health and Social Care Bill.

Dr Kailash Chand, chair of NHS Tameside and Glossop and a GP in greater Manchester launched the e-petition last Friday and collected nearly 800 signatures over the weekend.

He is appealing for 100,000 signatures to force a 'Drop the bill' debate in Parliament.

Dr Chand told Pulse: 'I'm absolutely amazed at the response so far. That's without any publicity. I´m hoping the BMA, the Labour Party or a national newspaper will pick it up to give us another boost.'

'There's a good chance anyway that we may be able to help get the bill delayed and if it hasn't got through by the end of March I think it will be dead in the water.'


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