Fifty Eltham Labour Party members joined Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham, local MP, Clive Efford, and local London Assembly member, Len Duvall, at an event this week. Good company and excellent food at the Yak & Yeti on Eltham High Street made for an enjoyable evening.
Andy Burnham used his address to the gathering to challenge the direction of the NHS under the coalition government, who are more concerned about the marketplace rather than providing quality care for patients. He committed the next Labour Government to repealing the Health & Social Care Act. Health and Social Care would come together with the local Health & Wellbeing Board as the accountable body for delivering a quality service.