I am a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Lewisham. I played a prominent role in the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign and testified before the Peoples Inquiry into London’s NHS on the dangers of poorly planned A&E closures.
I am a keen tenor and featured in Gareth Malone’s “The Choir: Sing While You Work” series on the BBC as a member of the Lewisham Hospital choir.
I have witnessed Department of Health appointees in partnership with private sector management experts dust off an abandoned and discredited reconfiguration scheme at the cost of millions of pounds, while forgetting to address key concerns such as Children's health, Mental health and Women's health.
I have lived and worked in places where healthcare isn't free and I am very worried that the UK populace are unaware of how close they are to losing this unique institution for good. I am passionate about the NHS, about the underlying ethos of providing medical treatment to all free at the point of delivery.