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Students to grill leading health policy-makers at University 'Question Time' event

Published: 29 April 2009

What does the future hold for our health service and for those working in it? Students and members of the public will have a chance to question key policy-makers on a variety of health issues at the University of Southampton' s first medical 'Question Time' on Wednesday 29 April.

Chaired by Tim Crocker-Buque of the British Medical Association (BMA), the panel will include:
- Andrew Lansley CBE MP (Conservative Shadow Secretary of State for Health)
- Sandra Gidley MP, Romsey (Liberal Democrat Shadow Health spokesperson)
- Professor Jonathan Montgomery (University of Southampton professor in health care law and chair of Hampshire Primary Care Trust)
- Dr Andrew Thornley (chair of the BMA Junior Doctors' Committee)

'Question Time' has been organised by medical students of the University of Southampton's BMA Intra School Committee and is sponsored by the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Medical Defence Union (MDU). Students, healthcare professionals and members of the public are all welcome.

The event takes place at 7pm on 29 April at the Students' Union Cinema at the University of Southampton's Highfield campus. Tickets cost £1 via: . To post a question or for more information visit

Notes for editors

Tim Crocker-Buque is the chair of the BMA's Medical Students Committee.

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