The Bill has been amended many times – why?

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The Bill is going through the usual Parliamentary process and amendments are part of that process.

The original bill was drafted by the Medical Innovation Bill team with input from senior figures in the medical and legal profession. It was then taken on by Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health.

His team amended it and put it up for public consultation.

New amendments were then drafted in by Sir Bruce Keogh the Medical Director of the NHS on behalf of Jeremy Hunt, in light of the consultation feedback.

Further amendments were added by peers during the committee stage in the Lords on October 24 and more are likely as the Bill moves through the Parliamentary process.

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