NHS agency staff

I do appreciate concern about the use of NHS agency staff, and would like to provide reassurance that the Government is committed to increasing the number of staff in the NHS, both in the short-term and for the future. I support recent announcements to train and recruit 25 per cent more doctors Read more…

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill will introduce legislation to replace the current system known as ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’ (DoLs). DoLs is an assessment currently carried out on people who lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care, for example because they are living with dementia. Read more…

Medicines and Brexit

I certainly appreciate concerns about the future supply of medicines and I can assure constituents that the implications of leaving the EU on the pharmaceutical supply are being considered as a high priority. I believe that it is important to minimise the risk of disruption and that is why the Read more…