Organ Donation

Today I spoke and supported a bill which will basically mean that people would opt out rather than in to organ donation. Three people a day die in the UK that could be saved if there were the organs available and 80% of people say they would donate their organs but many never get round…

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Supporting the Cancer52 charity

I had the pleasure of attending a parliamentary reception organised by charity Cancer52, an alliance of nearly 100 charities united by their vision of a better future for everyone affected by rare and less common cancers. The reception’s key objective was to raise awareness of rare and less common cancers amongst MPs, fights which can…

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Investment in our NHS

Our NHS is a national treasure, one which I personally want to protect and improve. I am delighted that today the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that hospitals across the country are receiving £325 million in extra capital funding to help the NHS transform care for patients locally. Money is not the only answer…

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Prime Minister launches new Mental Health legislation to end injustice

• Conservatives will replace the flawed Mental Health Act to tackle longstanding problems of discrimination and overuse of detention • Sweeping reform of the Equalities Act to protect those with mental health conditions from discrimination at work • Commitment to 10,000 more staff working in NHS mental health services by 2020 Conservative Parliamentary candidate Michelle…

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Visiting the Bath RUH

Recently I visit Bath Royal United Hospital and met with the Chair of the board of Directors. We discussed the challenges facing the hospital particularly the strains on our adult social care which have a knock on impact on our NHS provision. We also discussed the impact of Sustainability and Transformation plans on our constituency….

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Congratulating the Bradford on Avon and Melksham Health Partnership

I am delighted that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the care provided by Bradford on Avon & Melksham Health Partnership in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire as Outstanding overall, following an inspection in August 2016. Thank you to all of the staff and their consistent hard work.  Please see the letter I have written…

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Meningitis awareness week

This week is Meningitis awareness week. The main story of Meningitis Awareness Week is the effect that meningitis and septicaemia still have on our families and communities. I know families who have been affected by meningitis and know how terrifying and devastating a disease it can be. You can learn more about my work in…

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