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 I went 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 the Kent Medical School, 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.

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Supporting mental health services for our carers

Working in healthcare can be stressful at the best of times, but the pandemic tested our local NHS and its staff to their limit.

We’re recruiting thousands more doctors, nurses, and healthcare support workers. But it’s also important to look after the staff we have.

Prime Minister and Chancellor visit Maidstone Hospital

I was delighted to welcomed Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to Maidstone Hospital this week.

The hospital is home to the Kent Oncology Centre, which is delivering some of the best cancer treatment in England.

Winter funding boost for our NHS

As we head into winter, NHS services are once again being stretched.

Hospitals, surgeries, and pharmacies are doing a tremendous job keeping services running while delivering booster vaccines and coping with rising Covid cases.

Major survey to put healthcare at the heart of our recovery

I’m determined to make sure that healthcare is at the heart of our plans to build back better from the pandemic.

As part of this, I’m sending a postal survey to all residents in Faversham on their experiences of health and care services during the pandemic.

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.