Support Our NHS

Demand for the NHS only continues to rise, and as the population ages, there are a growing number of widespread chronic conditions which will be increasingly expensive and challenging to address, without a credible and effective plan to fund the NHS and social care. 
As I am sure you are aware, the Prime Minister recently announced the Government's intention to provide the NHS with an additional £20.5 billion by 2023/24. This new investment is extremely welcome, and I hope you agree it demonstrates the Government's commitment to properly funding our NHS and public services. 
Alongside this, the NHS is expected to come up with a ten year plan to demonstrate how it will continue to improve patient care, offer world-class services, and increase productivity, which is so important in a taxpayer funded healthcare system. This will be further supported by a £10 billion programme of capital investment, to help the NHS build world-class infrastructure, as well as additional support for social care services.
The recent Budget sets out the precise details of how the Government can fully fund this investment and ensures that the NHS is financially sustainable in the long run. It is essential that our public services are supported by a strong and healthy economy, and I have every faith that the Government will foster the growth and economic dynamism the NHS needs to thrive.
I am proud of the Government's recent record on the NHS. Despite difficult financial circumstances, NHS investment has increased every year since 2010, and I believe this new investment will help to secure the NHS for the future.


See the latest on the George Bryan Hospital which I am fighting to keep open after the disastrous fire.


View From the House - September

September means the start of the school year with mums and dads packing their children off to school to renew or make new friends.  In Parliament we are back in session and getting on with the job we were elected to do.

View from the House - Tamworth

Last month as I wrote my column, Tamworth was cheering our British team in Tokyo – and what a fantastic Olympic Games our whole team had. The GB Paralympic team are now in Japan, and with these Games underway, we will all be cheering them on with the same energy and enthusiasm.

Ending restrictions

Last night the Prime Minister set out what rules and restrictions we can shed and how we can return to a new normality from July 19th. This is Step 4 of the COVID Recovery Roadmap and the final decision on its go ahead will take place on July 12th.

Everyone can get tested

Local MP Christopher Pincher has urged residents of Tamworth to sign up for two free rapid COVID-19 tests that are being offered nationwide this week to those who have no symptoms.

View from the House - March

This month we saw the first phase of the Prime Minister’s road map out of lockdown reached, as our schools and colleges returned on the 8th March.

Youth Autism pilot - views wanted

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs have been awarded funding to pilot a Community Keyworking programme for children and young people who are autistic, have a learning disability or both. 

Local Dr sings for MIND mental health charity

Here is a face some of you will recognise, Dr Gibu Koshy GP at the Hollies Medical Practice. 

As you can hear, from the video he's got far more talent than his medical skills alone

View From the House - February

This February has been a critical turning point in the fight against COVID-19. Not only have we managed to offer the vaccine to all four groups prioritised as most vulnerable, but we reached this momentous target a day earlier than expected.