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Doctors 'less empowered' says BMA leader Dr Mark Porter

Ministers should resist the temptation to overhaul England's healthcare regulator, according to the leader of the British Medical Association.

Last week, it was revealed the regulator may have tried to cover-up its handling of the deaths of babies at Furness General Hospital in Cumbria.

Dr Mark Porter spoke to the BBC about the problems doctors are facing in trying to make a difference in the new NHS.

His comments come as doctors across the UK are gathering in Edinburgh for the annual conference of the BMA.

  • 24 Jun 2013
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