The Royal College of Nursing has called on the House of Lords to reject new rules on competition in the NHS being proposed by the government.
The House of Lords is due to debate the section 75 regulations to the Health and Social Care Act this evening. An emergency resolution was tabled at RCN Congress earlier today calling on the House of Lords to reject the rules which it is feared could require all services to be put out to tender when they are recommissioned.
One delegate said the passing of the regulations would lead to the “privatisation” of the NHS.
The resolution was passed without debate with 98.4% of the 500 members present voted in favour.