Ara Darzi resigns as health minister but remains government adviser

@article{Hawkes2009AraDR,
  title={Ara Darzi resigns as health minister but remains government adviser},
  author={Nigel Hawkes},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={339}
}
  • N. Hawkes
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
Ara Darzi, appointed a health minister in Gordon Brown’s “government of all the talents” in 2007, announced his resignation on 15 July. His departure from the UK government leaves just one of the ministers appointed from outside politics still holding office, the city minister Paul Myners. The resignation represents a serious blow to the government, as Lord Darzi had made some progress towards convincing doctors that their role in improving NHS care was being taken seriously. His “next steps… Expand