A special event to promote his new book on the current state of the NHS saw former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt take questions from the residents of Chorleywood.
Inside the packed Chorleywood Memorial Hall on the evening of Thursday, July 21, the event, organised by the Chorleywood Bookshop, saw the MP for South West Surrey discuss his new novel Zero: Eliminating unnecessary deaths in a post-pandemic NHS.
Many of those attending were medical professionals, who asked Mr Hunt about his actions as Health Secretary, his current work as Chair of Parliament’s health and social care select committee, his reaction to the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and what he believes can be done to reduce the number of avoidable deaths in the NHS every week to zero.
Having also recently seen his campaign to become the next leader of the Conservative Party come to an end, there were inevitably several questions from the audience about his campaign and who we would be supporting now.
Mr Hunt expresses a hope that both candidates will pledge to fix the social care problem in the NHS, but that he would be supporting Rishi Sunak over Liz Truss in the final rounds of voting in the leadership contest.
He was warmly received by the audience, who even applauded when one woman in attendance suggested he should have become the country’s next Prime Minister.
To buy Mr Hunt’s book, please visit this web link.
The Chorleywood Bookshop will be taking a break with its author events for the month of August, but will have a new set of visitors, including writer Robert Harris, historian Lucy Worsley and wine expert Oz Clarke, will begin in September. To find out more, visit their website.