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

Local MP backs the ‘Ask for ANI’ scheme

From the 14 January, victims of domestic abuse will be able to access support from local pharmacies in Tamworth, as part of the Ask for ANI scheme backed by Christopher Pincher MP and the Government.

Another vaccine update

Please see below my latest update on our vaccine rollout that includes my latest meeting with the Staffordshire Vaccine Rollout team, as well as the great news that vaccines have arrived and ready to be used..

 

Covid testing for non symptopmatic people

To help reduce the amount of coronavirus cases Staffordshire County Council are offering free community testing for residents without symptoms.

Testing will take place at two locations in Tamworth on the following dates:

Vaccine update

Over the Christmas period a number of people contacted me about Covid19 vaccines in Tamworth.  I have written an update today to those who did and it is below for other residents too.

Have your say on local SEND strategy

Staffordshire County Council and the local NHS CCGs are working to improve the ways that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are being supported in our area.

Tamworth moves to Tier 4

I am of course disappointed to see Staffordshire move into Tier 4 along with over 75% of the country. This new COVID strain is incredibly virulent and easily travels from person to person. This is why we are seeing case rates rocketing across the country.

Removing the stigma from blood donation

In the past I have had a small number of residents write to be unhappy because they have been unable to give blood due to their sexuality.  This has sometimes been incredibly disappointing, particularly if the individual had made use of the blood and transplant service themselves (or knows someon

Comment on the Pfizer vaccine and update on testing

“It is fantastic news that the United Kingdom is the first country in the world to have a clinically approved vaccine for supply. With our regulations authority giving the Pfizer vaccine the green light, we are now in a place where the vaccine will be delivered next week.