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.

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National measures needed again to protect the NHS and save lives

This is a situation none of us wanted to be in, but we cannot wish it away.

We can’t ignore the rise in infections we’re seeing across the country, including in Kent. And we cannot ignore the pressure this is putting on our NHS hospitals and frontline services.

More support for council services in Kent

An extra £17.7 million is going to Kent County Council to support local services this winter.

The announcement last week means Kent has received over £138 million in extra funding from the Government since the pandemic began.

Enhanced NHS 111 service for people in Kent

People who use the NHS 111 service in Kent, Medway and Sussex will benefit from a wider range of healthcare professionals as part of an enhanced service.

First students take up their places at Kent Medical School

After years of hard work, the Kent and Medway Medical School has welcomed its first students this month.

I'm delighted that over 100 founding medical students have started their Batchelor of Medicine Batchelor of Surgery programme at the county’s first medical school.

More money for social care in Kent

An extra £1.6 billion is being provided by the Government to local authorities to help them respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Councils and volunteer groups are playing a crucial role in our response to the coronavirus.

Debt write-off for hospitals to tackle coronavirus

Now more than ever, money needs to be spent where it’s most needed in the health service.

I’m pleased the Government has decided to write off £13.4 billion of debt from NHS providers across England, freeing them up to invest in vital services.

Bringing British Nationals home

Coronavirus is a global pandemic. It requires an international response and the Government is stepping up to this challenge.

The UK’s international strategy has four main strands: