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Independents' Day

Scrapping boundaries 'would harm patients'

From Dr Angus Carnegy

Basingstoke, Hants

Despite massive evidence on the health risks of smoking, Patricia Hewitt has decided not to pursue a complete ban in enclosed public places.

Similarly, she continues to press for the NHS to provide such services as Choose and Book when there is no strong evidence it provides benefit to the health service or patients.

She ought to concentrate on the 'health' of the nation rather than slick gimmicks which have no benefit.

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