Andrew Lansley Visits (again)

Andrew Lansley MP the Shadow Secretary of State for Health paid another visit to the Borough of Bury on Thursday evening this time to speak to an audience of doctors, dentists and other health professionals at Whitefield Golf Club in the Bury South Constituency. The meeting was chaired by my colleague in Bury South Councillor Michelle Wiseman.
I was delighted to be able to attend and hear Andrew confirm again that he is determined to change the balance of power in the health service so that our valued General Practitioners who are the front line of the health service will have power to commission services on behalf of their patients. This will mean local Primary Care Trusts being required to provide services that local residents require and that in turn will mean that the Maternity Department at Fairfield Hospital will be able to remain open. I certainly hope so. Local doctors need to be put in control so they have more power and the local health bureaucrats much less power.