Health Secretary to make 'rap riposte' to viral video

Health secretary Andrew Lansley is allegedly recording a rap song in response to a recent video lampooning him and his NHS reforms.

The 56-year old health secretary is keen to win back support for his floundering NHS reforms after a video mocking him attracted national media coverage and a place in the charts.

It is thought Mr Lansley has enlisted the help of Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb - whose son Archie is a respected grime producer - to create a similar rap in support of the reforms.

Senior civil servants claim Mr Lansley was recently seen ‘sheepishly dancing in a gold tracksuit’ with a small film crew outside his parliamentary office.

Key lyrics are said to include:  ‘(Yo) I want to improve every hospital facility / The Bill that I’ve put forward will increase accountability / All you silly doctors, who doubt my credibility / This Bill will put patients at the heart of the NHS not just as beneficiaries of care but as participants in shared decision-making.’

A DoH spokesman confirmed Mr Lansley would be ‘issuing a clear statement on the need for reform over a fat hip-hop beat'.

Mr Lansley's Rap Riposte is due out on 1 April.

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