The Totnes Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston has suggested that the desire to meet targets for seeing patients in accident and emergency could distort clinical priorities.
Ms Wollaston, who chairs the Health Select committee, raised the issue with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt during a debate about the current pressure on casualty departments.
Sarah Wollaston MP (Con, Totnes) tells ITV West Country it's time for more devolved power in the English regions, but without more bureaucratic layers.
The Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne says we need a debate on whether young Muslim women and girls should be banned from wearing a veil or Niqab in public. Claire Manning has been to Plymouth to assess reaction to the proposal.
The Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston says Islamic veils are an 'intolerable subjugation of women which should not be allowed to masquerade as freedom.'
Sarah Wollaston MP (Con, Totnes, Brixham and South Hams) says the niqab (a full-face Islamic veil) should be banned in schools and colleges. A Birmingham college last week reversed a decision to ban the garment on security grounds. Read more about that decision here.
Dr Wollaston, who was a family GP before entering Parliament, has criticised the delays on minimum alcohol pricing and plain packaging for cigarettes.
Dr Sarah Wollaston MP (Con, Totnes), says she will not stop criticising the Government on Twitter, despite the fact that Labour have used her comments to attack Government policies. Here is a sample from her Twitter feed: