Type 1 Diabetes

Some constituents have contacted me explaining how unfair it is that as Type 1 Diabetes sufferers they don’t have access to a Freestyle Libre yet other parts of the country offer this. I echoed the injustice to the Secretary of State for Health. I was delighted that this week it was announced that tens of…

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Acquired Brain Injury

This week I was delighted to speak in the debate on Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). ABI is an injury that takes place after birth eg caused by traffic accidents, strokes or assaults. I raised the problems that one of my constituents has faced with the benefits system and emphasised that brain injuries impact all aspects…

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NHS Funding

I have been pushing hard for more funding for our NHS so I’m delighted with the announcement this week of an extra £20 Billion in real terms for our NHS by 2023/24. This is £394 million a week higher in real terms – which is higher than the Leave Campaign promised. It is important however,…

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Macmillan Cancer tug of war

I enjoyed taking part in the female MP team for Macmillan Cancer tug of war this evening. We won the Jo Cox Memorial Match and dedicated our win to our much missed colleague who enjoyed taking part a few years ago. Macmillan give invaluable support to those diagnosed and their families in Wiltshire and around…

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Child bereavement

Losing a child is one of the hardest situations anyone could have to face so last week I spoke in support of a bill to introduce statutory pay. Many small and micro businesses do not have the capacity to pay staff for a period of leave and employees may not be able to afford to…

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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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