The Stoke-on-Trent Sentinel have run a very successful NHS SOS campaign highlighting the very real concerns local people have about the future of our NHS.
One of those concerns has been the problems of recruitment and retention in the NHS. Today in the House of Commons I asked Jeremy Hunt what he was going to do to address these problems in Stoke-on-Trent and whether he was prepared to meet and listen to the Sentinel and local people about their worries.
He couldn't even be bothered to answer the question and simply reeled off a series of statistics that we know highlight his failures rather than anything else.
Shouldn't the Secretary of State for Health actually care about what is happening in hospitals up and down the country? It appears not.