Calling for reassurances over outpatient services

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I am seeking reassurance over the future provision of outpatients’ services at the area’s hospitals following the announcement that the current providers are withdrawing at the end of the financial year. Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which currently provides outpatients at Doddington, North Cambs and the Princess of Wales Hospitals as well as endoscopy, bladder …

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Treat Me Local health update

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Together with local GPs, I launched the Treat Me Local community health campaign last year. This identified practical ways to improve local health services. At its heart this campaign is about offering treatment closer to home, which will reduce the number of journeys to hospital. This will save patients time, the cost of petrol and …

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Updated: March teenager wins operation funding

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Having spoken with the Exceptional Cases Panel and with Papworth Hospital, I am delighted that I was able to call Elliott earlier today to confirm that he will receive his much-needed procedure, which was previously turned down. It appears there has been a breakdown in communication as the surgeon thought the case required exceptional funding, …

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Urging residents to have their say on GP out-of-hours

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Tomorrow (Wednesday) sees two meetings in Fenland giving people a chance to have a say on the future of emergency health cover. The meetings at March and Wisbech to discuss NHS 111 and GP out-of-hours services have been organised after I queried why Fenland had been missed out in a round of consultation events organised …

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Opening new £300,000 state-of-the-art health clinic

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I was pleased to officially open a state-of-the art sexual health and contraception clinic at Parkside on the North Cambs Hospital site in Wisbech. More than £300,000 has been invested in the building to bring it up to standard including completely refurbishing it and installing new specialist equipment and even an onsite laboratory. I first …

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Lifesaving blood tests closer to home for patients

It is welcome news that more of the area’s GP practices will soon be offering tests for deep vein thrombosis. Closer to patient testing for the potentially life-threatening condition was one of the 10 aims of my Treat Me Local health campaign, launched six months ago. Patients suspected of having a deep vein thrombosis normally …

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