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

Carers wanted across Staffordshire

Thousands of vulnerable residents in Staffordshire rely on personal care in their homes and this demand will increase as the Covid19 pandemic continues across the country.

Free Hospital Parking for NHS Staff

The Government is providing free car parking for our NHS and social care workers.  These workers will be able to park in on-street parking bays and council owned car parks without having to worry about cost or time restrictions.

Flatten the Curve

The Coronavirus is the greatest threat we have had to face in decades, and we are not facing it alone. This invisible threat is already among us, but we have the chance, the opportunity, to slow the virus’ spread, to ‘flatten the curve’ and protect our people.

Covid 19 Advice

Please see my letter to residents regarding the current public health emergency. Please continue to follow medical and scientific guidance. This is released by the NHS, Public Health England, Department for Health and Social Care and 10 Downing Street.

COVID19 Update

Following a COBRA meeting at Westminster today, it has been confirmed that we have now moved to the “Delay” phase of the Government’s plan to manage the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Budget 2020

Yesterday the Chancellor unveiled a Budget that delivers on our promises to the British people to level up our whole United Kingdom and spread opportunity across every community. 

Corona Virus Update

This morning a further 32 patients in England had tested positive for Covid-19.  Twenty nine of those patients had recently travelled from affected countries or from recognised clusters under investigation.  Three are still unclear but the NHS continues to investigate.  The total number of confir

Faster access to cannabis-based medicines

Following some large campaigns about children's health care last year, a good number of residents lobbied me to contact the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ask for better access to cannabis-based medicines where there is a proven record of these medicines assisting people.

Pharmacy First - Launched!

Pharmacy First - a new project aimed at easing pressures on A&E and GP appointments was launched over the weekend.