Video: Doctor’s questions to Lansley during visit to Royal Free Hospital

The Green Benches blog about the video above showing Dr Ron Singer‘s questions to Andrew Lansley about the proposed health reforms, during his controversial visit to the Royal Free Hospital. Lansley doesn’t stop to answer.

Singer is, according to the blog, “a retired GP and President of the General Practitioner’s Union with 30 years experience”.

The video follows previous reporting of the stage management of the visit.

Links: Andrew Lansley ordered to reveal NHS reforms risks report

The Health Department has been ordered by the Information Commissioner to make public a report into the risks raised by NHS reforms.

Officials had previously refused FOI requests to supply the report because it “jeopardised the success of [government] policy”.

The Evening Standard, which asked for a review of the department’s refusal, reports on the decision:

“The document is expected to reveal the risks to patient safety, finances and the very workings of the NHS from the unprecedented reshaping of the health service.

“… In his ruling, [Information Commissioner Christopher]  Graham said: “Disclosure would significantly aid public understanding of risks related to the proposed reforms and it would also inform participation in the debate about the reforms.””