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Dobson is new health secretary

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 10 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1365
  1. John Warden
  1. parliamentary correspondent, BMJ

    The new British prime minister, Tony Blair, has adopted a low key approach to the health service by appointing Frank Dobson as the first Labour health secretary for 18 years. At 57, Mr Dobson, a London MP, has for 10 years been the Labour shadow cabinet's capable workhorse rather than a Blairite moderniser.

    Frank Dobson is seen as a capable workhorse.


    His appointment has more to do with the constraints on a first Labour cabinet …

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