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.


CCG merger consultation

A number of you had written to me concerned about the proposals to create a single strategic commissioning organisation out of all of the local CCGs.

Helping unpaid carers

There are many types of carers, those who care as a job such as nurses and home help and those who help out at home supporting a friend, family member or neighbour.  It is these carers who often find their hard work goes unnoticed and unsupported.

Another NHS listening event

For those of you who could not attend the initial Together We're Better Staffordshire listening event at the Snowdome earlier this month, the team will be holding another one shortly.

Have your say on local care

Together We're Better the group looking into the Staffordshire and Stoke On Trent health care are encouraging local people to have their say in a public consultation on the future of local NHS care.

PIP and older people

I just wanted to confirm a brief tweak to the benefit system which I know will come as a big relief to some of my constituents making claims for care and support through Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

Meeting CAHMs

Last week I had the opportunity to meet with CAHMs, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at the Samuel Johnson Hospital.  I was joined by Michael Fabricant MP for Lichfield.

George Bryan Centre Meeting

I recently requested a meeting with the Secretary of State for Health to discuss the future of the George Bryan Centre.


Funding for UHDB NHS Trust

The University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, the group which manages Queens Burton, Samuel Johnson, Sir Robert Peel, London Road Derby and Royal Derby Hospitals is set to receive an extra £12.9 million extra in Government capital funding.

Dementia Friends Commu-knitty

Volunteers wanted to get involved with the Commuknitty project aims to brighten up Tamworth's open spaces by inviting people to knit forget-me-not flowers, the Alzheimer's Society logo to raise awareness to make Tamworth even more dementia friendly.