MIU’s in Wisbech, Doddington and Ely – PILOT

General View of Doddington Community Hospital

I am delighted to announce that from this spring Cambridge and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be piloting a scheme to transform our MIU sites at Wisbech, Doddington and Ely, into Local Urgent Care Service (LUCS) hubs, with the view to integrate community services in the future. This forward thinking will make for a …

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Concerns grow over local funding body allocated millions by Government

Further concerns have emerged regarding the work of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) which receives millions from Government to allocate to local transport schemes, skills training and supporting key sectors like Science and Agri-Tech in order to deliver economic growth and create jobs. Today I have issued a statement following further research into the documentation …

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Cambridgeshire LEP makes just one Agri-tech grant to Fenland in four years despite saying it is a priority – but other districts cash in

The Cambridgeshire Local Enterprise Partnership over the last four years has repeatedly said that Agri-tech is a key priority particularly in Fenland. The Chair of the LEP said this again at my meeting with him on Friday 20th January 2017, commenting that he “would expect Fenland to be at the forefront of the Agri-tech scheme”. …

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Cambridgeshire Local Enterprise Partnership statement blames Fenland District Council for lack of funding – Chief Executive Paul Medd should now respond.

The Cambridgeshire Local Enterprise Partnership which allocated millions of pounds of taxpayers money, but has given little to Fenland, yesterday claimed in a statement that its own lack of investment in our area was not their fault and instead blamed Fenland District Council. It made a host of remarkable allegations, saying that the council’s bid …

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More support for Wisbech Rail

Steve Barclay MP Wisbech rail 1

More support for the campaign for Wisbech Rail today as Railfuture have issued a detailed paper challenging the high costs for the Wisbech to Cambridge railway scheme, and supporting the concerns I have raised. As they say “we speak to many in the industry and all are puzzled as why a simple project has come …

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Next steps on Wisbech 2020

It is the job of an MP to speak up for the people they represent. When the government allocates money for transport schemes, skills training and job creation, they do so to what is called Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) who prioritise which projects in their area should be awarded this money. For some time I …

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Making the case for improved access to mental health support


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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