Andrew Lansley is the Secretary of State for Health in the United Kingdom, though he has no power over Scotland's healthcare thanks to devolution which, considering his policies, is probably for the best.
His fabulous plan to buck-up the NHS through
privatisation reform was met with fierce resistance from just about everybody in the NHS, including the British Medical Association and the Royal Society of Nurses.
And, in the words of NxtGen, "The Royal College of GPs even joined the attack / looked closely at the proposals / and said they were crap!"
Or Lack ThereofEdit
Andy's "Health and Social Care Bill" said that GPs could take power over the NHS in England by taking it from the Primary Care Trusts. Magnanimous, no? Only he didn't seem to realise that GPs could simply, just, be the Primary Care Trusts, rather than replace them, which said GPs dutifully pointed out.
BMA chairman Hamish Meldrum, Royal College of Nursing chief executive Peter Carter and the heads of the Trade Unions, Unison  and Unite told The Times that the speed at which Andy proposes the NHS be reformed would undermine the entire point of the NHS, which would be taking care of people's health.
All this as well as the aforementioned unflattering rap number convinced Andy and Call Me Dave to hold their proverbial horses, somewhat.
Lansley allowed McDonald's, widely criticised for supplying unhelthy fattening food  a say in government policy on obesity. PepsiCo also from the Fast food industry also have a say in obesity policy as do yet more fast food companies.  Liberapedia fears this government won't do all that much to improve the harm the Fast food industry does to UK public health.
Andy is also the proud recipient of lots of lovely wads of cash (£21,000 to be exact) from John Nash, the chairman of private healthcare company Care UK and founder of the private equity fund Sovereign Capital, which owns lots of other private healthcare companies.  Said companies are the greatest beneficiaries of the Tories' plans to get more private involvement in the NHS.