More than 260 experts and senior doctors, including 40 directors of public health, have written to the House of Lords expressing concerns over the Health and Social Care Bill.
In response, a Department of Health spokesperson said:
“Our plans to modernise the NHS will give patients more choice, root out waste and give trusted NHS staff more power to improve care.
“A group of the country’s top doctors and NHS experts have already analysed the Health Bill and we have accepted all their recommendations to improve it. Many GPs and other doctors have also already spoken out in support.”