The NHS

The National Health Service provides healthcare to everyone in the UK. Issues such as funding, privatisation, recruitment for and management of this national resource mean that it's never far from the political agenda.

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Recent votes on the NHS

  • The majority of MPs voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show debate 13 Mar 2012
  • The majority of MPs voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show debate 13 Mar 2012
  • The majority of MPs voted against reducing the amount of income a NHS foundation trust is permitted to make from private patients. Show debate 16 Jan 2012
  • The majority of MPs voted against dropping the Health and Social Care Bill and against entering cross party talks on reforming NHS commissioning. Show debate 26 Oct 2011
  • The majority of MPs voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show debate 7 Sep 2011
  • The majority of MPs voted to remove the restriction on the amount of income a foundation trust can earn from private charges, known as the "private patient income cap". Show debate 6 Sep 2011
  • The majority of MPs voted for the re-committal of the Health and Social Care Bill to its Public Bill Committee, restarting its consideration by Parliament after a pause which had occurred. Show debate 21 Jun 2011
  • The majority of MPs voted against fundamentally changing the Government's plans for NHS reforms including dropping the proposed market-based approach. Show debate 9 May 2011
  • The majority of MPs voted in support of the Government's NHS reorganisation. Show debate 16 Mar 2011
  • The majority of MPs voted to support proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show debate 31 Jan 2011

Parliamentary business about the NHS