Select Committee elections for Health force us to evaluate quality of service. Frontrunners for NHS Chairman are good friends of mine - and both are doctors: Dr Philip Lee, and Dr Sarah Wollaston are Conservative MPs and GPs of 20 year experience.
The full runners and riders to replace Stephen Dorrell include NHS reformer Charlotte Leslie, Dr Philip Lee, Dr Sarah Wollaston and long standing MP David Tredinnick.
Philip has written an interesting assessment of where the NHS is at. I do not agree with everything he writes but his assessment is good, and we in Northumbria are already doing a lot of the changes he talks of: