All in Health
Dear Mr Hancock,
I am writing to you in support of Breast Cancer Now’s new #55000Reasons campaign calling for investment in breast cancer in the NHS Long Term Plan. You can read the full briefing here.
Nearly 11,500 women and 80 men in the UK still lose their lives to breast cancer each year, and outcomes vary tremendously between CCGs across the country. We continue to lag behind other European countries such as Sweden, Portugal, Malta, Germany and France on breast cancer survival. Read my letter here…
1,800 women in Gloucestershire are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, yet survival rates lag behind France, Germany and Sweden. David wrote to the health secretary urging him to include proper funding of breast cancer treatment in the long term NHS plan as part of Breast Cancer Now’s #55000 reasons campaign
I spoke to health visitors who told me they are seeing more and more families under strain. We must improve mental health services and address the causes of rising mental illhealth
“It’s a scandal that children are missing school days because of period poverty, and that people are going without these basic necessities. “
David Drew MP for Stroud added a splash of pink to his usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which will take place on Friday 19 October to raise money for vital breast cancer research.
Latest figures from NHS England show that one-year cancer survival rates continue to improve, but England is still behind comparable international rates and European neighbours and it’s clear that more needs to be done to ensure people with cancer are being diagnosed early.
As we celebrate the anniversary of the #NHS, here's Stonehouse woman Jo Chambers, a person of enduring character, empathy and good humour, who began nursing in Southend in 1947 - recalling what life was like before that momentous change and afterwards. #StroudPeople #NHS70
It is easy to forget how much the NHS has transformed our daily lives since it was created 70 years ago as the ground-breaking initiative of the post-war government.
David Drew MP has urged the Prime Minister to ‘get a grip’ on the appalling wait faced by people with disabilities in the county.
With more than 11,000 unpaid carers in Stroud constituency, David Drew MP has pledged his support to people who care for family members.
To mark Carers Week he attended an event with charities in Westminster and heard from carers about their experiences and the support they need to take care of their own mental and physical health and well-being.
I’ve been wrestling with the problem of street homelessness since being re-elected. This is now much worse than it was in 2010.
David Drew MP for Stroud, dressed in purple for an event at the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Epilepsy to celebrate Purple Day, the international day of epilepsy awareness.
Campaigners and Stroud’s MP are calling on health bosses to pause the process which could see Gloucestershire hospital staff hived off to a separate company.
The Carillion disaster is a wake-up call. Nowhere is the government's stealth approach to using private contracts to deliver public services more concerning than in the NHS.
The government has just cancelled 55,000 non-urgent operations, and Prime Minister Theresa May said this was ‘part of the plan.’
Tomorrow we debate our Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill in Westminster Hall. In it, we reverse the government's proposed cut in the overall number of constituencies.