Skipton MP Julian Smith met members of the Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group to hear about the work it is doing eight months after it took over healthcare commissioning in Craven.

The MP talked to chairman Dr Colin Renwick and chief clinical officer Dr Phil Pue at Skipton Hospital.

Speaking afterwards, Mr Smith said: “I am pleased to hear that those running the CCG are positive about the changes that have taken place and the opportunities that are available for ensuring continues improvements to healthcare in the future. I was impressed with their energy and vision.”