Amendments offered by ministers at later stage

The Parliament is being pushed to pass the NHS bill and for this promises are being made by the government that in England the ultimate control of the NHS will be with the health secretary.

People from all spheres have opposed the legislation as they feel that the service will undergo a complete change due to this bill, if passed.

In an attempt to control the unrest, amendments will be tabled by the ministers later on.

Medical research will be encouraged and health watchdog will be given more powers under the amendments.

The NHS was founded in 1948 and since then the NHS will be facing the biggest shake-up if the Health and Social Care Bill that has been proposed by the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is passed.

The plan states that much of the NHS budget will be taken over by GPs from managers that are working for primary care trusts and it will encourage more competition with the private sector.

The proposal has faced criticism from almost everyone, including the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nurses and the Royal College of Midwives, stating that backdoor privatization will take place if this proposal is accepted.