Dobson is new health secretaryBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7091.1365a (Published 10 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1365
- John Warden
- 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.
His appointment has more to do with the constraints on a first Labour cabinet …