Labour's Shadow Health Secretary comes to Exeter

Labour's Shadow health secretary is in the region this afternoon to step up his campaign against plans to set local pay and conditions for NHS staff.

The idea, being considered by 19 trusts in the region, is strongly opposed by health unions who believe it undermine national agreements.

Andy Burnham, who last week led a Parliamentary debate on the issue, is meeting members of the Royal College of Nursing in Exeter.