Milburn was going in the right direction

Letter in the Telegraph by Prof. John Spiers

Sir - Alan Milburn has been an outstanding health secretary. He has dramatically improved the prospects for patient choice, user empowerment and greater sensitivity from lackadaisical NHS providers. It will be a major disaster if this agenda is kicked into touch by any successor who speaks or thinks at all like Frank Dobson.

Mr Milburn was going in the right direction on many issues: demanding better quality and mo