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GP concern over policy proposal.
Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley has signalled that he may scrap the vascular health checks scheme being rolled out across England if the Conservatives are elected.
At the launch of a new green paper on public health, A Healthier Nation, in London this month, Mr Lansley said the checks were not adequate.
'The cardiovascular risk assessment was not entered into on the basis of research. It was based on a NICE study that didn't regard it as cost effective,' he said.
'I think in part, the cardiovascular assessment is how I don't want to do it. You know, you have a great idea in the bath and tell someone to go …