Hearing aids on the NHS

I know that hearing aids can assist people’s lives immensely – improving ability to hear speech and giving people more confidence in holding a conversation, and overall help to allow people to live happier, more fulfilling lives. The Government is committed to ensuring people with hearing impairments receive the care

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Air Ambulance funding

I agree that Air Ambulances provide an invaluable service, in particular in rural areas, such as our constituency. The Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance do fantastic work in our region and I pay tribute to their dedication. Although, as the Government’s response to the recent petition on this matter explained,

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Dementia care

Dementia is a priority for the Government. In 2015, the Challenge on Dementia 2020 was launched and I know that the Government remains committed to delivering this. This sets out the vision for dementia care, support, awareness, and research to be transformed by 2020. I fully support the ambition to

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NHS Long Term Plan

The Prime Minister recently announced the Government’s intention to provide the NHS with an additional £20.5 billion by 2023/24; this is the largest, longest funding settlement in the history of the NHS. This landmark settlement investment to help secure the long term future of our NHS is extremely welcome, and

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Immigration and the NHS

I welcome the commitment of the Government to building a single, global immigration system which considers people on skills, rather than nationality. When people voted to leave the EU, they did so in the knowledge that the free movement system imposed by the EU would end. The Government is clear

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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

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Pancreatic cancer treatment

We all know someone close to us who has been affected by cancer. Sadly, pancreatic cancer is a common form of cancer with a higher mortality rate than others. I’m pleased that tackling this is a top priority for the Government. I know that there was a debate on Cancer

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NHS funding – Autumn 2017

I believe fully in the NHS and its values, and I would like to assure you that the Government is committed to a tax-funded NHS, free at the point of use, wherever and whenever you need it. Despite tight public finances, the Government has actively supported the NHS’s own plan

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Stem cell transplants

I pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of Anthony Nolan in supporting stem cell transplant patients and their families. I agree with the charity that aiding recovery after a transplant should be a high priority. I am happy to note that, as of February 2017, NHS England has

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