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Lib Dem MPs oppose health reforms

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Two Liberal Democrat MPs have piled pressure on health secretary Andrew Lansley’s NHS shake-up plans by backing a commons motion urging caution against how the reforms are implemented.

John Pugh and Andrew George have delivered a blow to the Lib Dems’ coalition partners by signing Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop’s motion, which said positive elements of the bill were “threatened” by increased competition and a lack of accountability.

Opposition to the NHS reforms from within the Lib Dems could be made public at the party’s spring conference at the weekend after an amendment to oppose the changes was tabled.

Describing the reforms as “radical”, Dr Pugh called for major changes to be made as the existing proposals could cause “chaos” in the NHS.

He told “From the point of view of all the parties of the coalition, and the point of view of the NHS, I’d like to see substantial improvements and changes in the current legislation as laid before parliament.”

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