The Forum today called for seven key changes to be made to the government's Health and Social Care Bill.
Top of the list of amendments suggested in a letter to the parliamentary committee scrutinising the bill is the idea that the new NHS Commissioning Board should include a Gender Equalities Board.
MHF CEO Peter Baker explained why. 'The government has said that the commissioning board should tackle inequalities but it is not clear how they will work with GP consortia to do this. The committee needs to ensure this loophole is closed.'
The seven recommendations in full:
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