Making the case for improved access to mental health support

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I have recently met with Aiden Thomas, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) to discuss access to children’s mental health provision. Despite government spending record amounts on mental health provision, parents and teachers alike are still informing me that access to children’s mental health service is inadequately serving our constituency. I …

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Work continues to save the MIUs

General View of Doddington Community Hospital

I wanted to update constituents on the positive progress that is being made in the fight to save the MIUs at Wisbech, Doddington and Ely. At a recent event which was kindly organised by the Isle of Ely WI, Dr Gary Howsam, GP Chair and Chief Clinical Officer of the CCG explained that the review …

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Outpatients services in Doddington and Princess of Wales- SAVED

Fantastic to hear that the Outpatients services in Doddington and Princess of Wales hospitals have been saved. Peterborough and Cambridgeshire CCG announced last night that CCS will continue to provide Outpatient services at these sites until September 2017 and after this, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will take over the contract. Myself and …

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Update on Minor Injury Units at Doddington, Wisbech and Ely

I recently met with Tracy Dowling, Chief Officer and Dr. Gary Howsan Clinical Chair of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG to discuss the future of the Minor Injuries Units at Doddington, Wisbech and Ely. I want to update constituents following this discussion. My vision for the future of the three standalone minor injury unit sites is …

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Everyone Health Can Help Children Manage Their Weight For Free!

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Everyone health will be running a new Child Weight Management program in Wisbech and Chatteris. Children between the ages of 7 and 11 will be able to attend weekly sessions which will run for 10 weeks. Sessions will offer fun and interactive workshops which will offer the children nutrition and diet advice. Sessions will be …

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MP hails major victory for patients and families wronged by negligent doctors

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Nikki Sams was just twenty-six when she tragically died of cervical cancer in 2007, after her GP failed to spot her symptoms on eight occasions. Last week, after a three year Parliamentary campaign and an eight year campaign by Nikki’s family, I was able to celebrate the news with my constituent Mike Sams, Nicki’s father, …

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Become a Dementia Friend

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It was fantastic to become a dementia friend at St Augustine’s Church in Wisbech last Friday afternoon. Lisa Lowe, a dementia support worker led a workshop on dementia. I, along with other attendees learnt about the causes of dementia, how to support people living with it and why it is so important to tackle the …

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