Who’s Who: Mark Simmonds

Mark Simmonds, October 2009

Mark Simmonds, October 2009, image from Wikimedia Commons

As a first attempt at our ‘Who’s Who’ series following key individuals in health, I thought it might be worth starting with Mark Simmonds, the Conservative MP and former health spokesman. This was kicked off by a post on Sturdyblog which succinctly gives some backround:

“Mark Simmonds is the former Conservative Shadow Health Spokesman and a vocal supporter of the government’s controversial Health and Social Care Bill. Circle Health pay Mr Simmonds £50k a year (on top of his £65k MP salary) for 10 hours’ work a month, as “an advisor”. Continue reading