The founding principle of the NHS is that it is free at the point of need. Can the new system in England sustain this? Will healthcare be free for long-term conditions such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis etc probably yes - even this right wing market driven government may not go so far as to change that.
Following the brutal rape and tragic death of "Damini", leading British Indians including professionals from the medical, business and legal sector have written a letter to the UK Indian ambassador Dr Bhagwati and the Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, calling for urgent action to ensure the protection of women in India against sexual violence.
When BMA representatives resort to arguments about road safety and fairness in order to override questions of individual choice, something is going seriously wrong. How about rather than getting involved in politics and lobbying the state to rip personal choices away from us, the BMA instead uses its time and resources instead to get its facts straight?