Helping people stay healthy and well

Looking after our physical and mental health is so important. I’m using my experience of working in hospitals before going into politics to help deliver better healthcare for people in Faversham and Mid Kent.

This includes improving access to GPs, and helping to better integrate different services such as social care and mental health support.

Building on the success of delivering a new medical school for Kent, I’m determined to help secure investment for our local hospitals to give patients the best possible treatment.

 

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Better GP services in Parkwood

I know there are particular concerns about getting a GP appointment in Parkwood. That’s why I’m carrying out a survey to find out more about your experiences at your local surgery.

News

Record investment to reform NHS and social care

The pandemic focused the attention of the whole country on social care.

Over the past 18 months we’ve provided £2 billion to stop the spread of Covid in care but the fragility of the system has never been clearer. 

Learning to live with Covid

For the past 18 months our lives have been determined by Covid. It has cancelled plans, pushed businesses to the brink, and taken loved ones from us.

While the pandemic is far from over, our phenomenal vaccine rollout has put us in a position where we can learn to live with the virus.

Kent medical school becomes a reality

It was great to join the Vice Chancellors of Canterbury Christchurch University and the University of Kent for a tour of the new STEM building in Canterbury.

Extra £3 million to tackle domestic abuse in Kent

Kent County Council is getting £3.1 million to provide support to victims of domestic abuse and their children.

This is part of a £125 million fund set up to support local authorities in England with their new obligations to support abuse victims.

Have your say on how to tackle violence against women

It’s a painful reality that violence and abuse against women and girls continues to be a problem in some parts of society.

I’m glad the Government is updating our Violence Against Women and Girls strategy to make sure we’re doing everything we can to end these crimes.

Coronavirus local contacts page

Councillors and volunteers are playing a crucial role in our response to the coronavirus.

I’ve been truly impressed at the scale and speed of the response here in Faversham and Mid Kent, from our County Council to parishes and community groups, charities and local businesses.