East Devon Alliance leader on radio question and answer session

“19 January 2017:

BBC South West have run a series of items on the NHS and Social Care crisis this week (Jan 16-19). I was invited to take part in a panel debate on Radio Devon on Thursday 19th (1-2pm).

I went to Plymouth to be in the studio with Dr Sarah Wollaston MP (Totnes, Chair of Health Select Committee) and Mr David Halpin (retired surgeon and campaigner). Dr David Jenner from the NEW Devon CCG board was in the Exeter studio. The debate was presented by Victoria Graham, who did a very fair job, compared to other BBC interviews I have seen on national TV.

My aim was to raise awareness of the huge administration costs in the NHS today. It’s particularly interesting to her Dr Wollaston defend the managers, despite the fact that I had not criticised them. Telephone calls to the programme following this session included several from people picking up the points I had made and one criticising Virgincare in Devon.

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