Earlier this month, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party visited my GP practice in Southall to meet with some of my staff and the patients who use my surgery.
I first got into politics and stood for election because not all the problems people come to see me about can be cured with a prescription pad or a referral. I'm proud to continue to see patients on a weekly basis, because if you are trying to change the NHS for the better, it is important to experience what it is like to be on the front line.
Since 2010 the Tories have been running down the NHS. Their plans to bring about the biggest programme of cuts and closures to hospitals in North West London, including Ealing Hospital, are putting even greater strain on the rest of the NHS, especially family doctors.
A few years ago I published a report on the state of London's GP practices. It found that 18% of Londoners couldn't get an appointment to see their GP, and that London is losing its GPs to overseas, with a 12% increase in the number of doctors moving abroad. You can read the full report here.