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GP re-elected to chair influential MP health committee

House of Commons MPs have re-elected former GP Dr Sarah Wollaston to lead the health select committee.

The Conservative MP for Totnes had led the committee since succeeding Stephen Dorrell last summer and up until the general election.

The secret ballot of MPs saw Dr Wollaston fighting off competition from astrology and homeopathy advocate David Tredinnick.

During the last Parliament, Dr Wollaston challenged the Government on a number of GP-related issues, including the recruitment crisis, seven-day access and patient record-sharing.

The House of Commons Health Committee examines the policy, administration and expenditure of the Department of Health.

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Readers' comments (4)

  • Fat lot of good it's done having a former GP in this role.

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  • Very pleased to hear this. Having seen some of her comments in Parliament, she seems to have her head screwed on the right way unlike her competitor and although she may not have much influence, at least a GP point of view is being heard.

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  • "Peter McEvedy | GP Partner | 18 June 2015 1:51pm
    ...., at least a GP point of view is being heard."


    "Dr Wollaston challenged the Government on a number of GP-related issues including the recruitment crisis, seven-day access and patient record sharing."

    Really? And exactly what use did she do? The Govt is ploughing ahead with those damaging ideas anyway.

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  • John Glasspool

    Yes, she achieved zip as far as I can see. Shame really, it would have been so much more fun to have had a loony in the role.

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