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.

News

A new George Bryan Engagement Event

When the initial George Bryan Centre engagement events were announced, I hoped that patients, carers and local people would have a strong say on the future of the hospital.  The fire sadly meant that the wings of the George Bryan Centre needed to be demolished, now the NHS is considering the futu

Essential tremor treatments on the horizon

Some of you may recognise one of the faces visiting Parliament today, Jim Carter aka, Mr Carson from Downton Abbey. He was visiting to help raise awareness on essential tremors with the National Tremor Foundation.

Grants and Funding - October

Every month I try to provide a list of grants and funding opportunities which may benefit people and groups in Tamworth.  Here's this month's fundraising list.

 

Anticoagulation Services - Feedback wanted

Health services across the local area are encouraging patients who have used or are currently using the local anticoagulation services to share their experiences by filling in a survey.

George Bryan Centre Update - have your say

I know many of you remain concerned about the future of the George Bryan Centre.  Since the fire the teams at the hospital have been working diligently to knock down the west wing which was destroyed in the fire and make the site safer to use again.

The Spending Review

Today the Chancellor set out a review on spending.  This is not a budget but an insight into a change in direction on public policy and Government spending.

Leader of top heart charity backs Tamworth MPs defib campaign

Leader of top heart charity backs Tamworth MPs defib campaign

As Christopher Pincher MP’s Defib-A-Day campaign comes to a close, the Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation Simon Gillespie has backed the campaign to highlight defibrillators.

Changes to the CCGs explained

Our Clinical Commissioning Groups are now working much more closely together, saving funds and meeting local priorities with shared knowledge and resources.

Backing vital dementia research

Many of us know of somebody who has dementia, lots of us support charities who do ground breaking work to help people with dementia and their carers but it is rare we hear of people actively involved with the research.