AN MP has praised the NHS and called on the Government to stick to its health reforms.

James Duddridge, MP for Rochford and Southend East, said constituents felt successive Governments had carried out too many reforms of the health service.

The Conservative called on the Government to stick with its latest shake-up, which saw responsibility for an area’s healthcare being passed to GP groups.

He said: “Having set out on this strategic direction in the NHS, it is right that we stick to it, bringing GPs closer to the broader care of individuals and bringing together social services and more traditional NHS care.”