More visas announced for doctors

Today the Home Secretary – Sajid Javid MP – announced that more highly skilled doctors and nurses would be allowed to enter the country through the Tier 2 visa route.

£8 million additional funding for hospital

£8 million has been made available to the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust by NHS England to fund the refurbishment of the Aconbury wards in Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Changes to PIP assessment process

Earlier this week, a Written Statement was published by the Minister for Disabled People about Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

Meeting the Scouts in Parliament

I was delighted to join the Scouts at their reception - 'Skills for Life: Our plan to prepare better futures' - at the Speaker's House in Parliament on Wednesday 23rd May.

Health and Care Trust rated amongst best

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, which is responsible for community nursing, therapy and mental health services in Worcestershire, has been placed in ‘Segment 1’ by an independent organisation called NHS Improvement which supports Trusts across the country to provide safe care to patient

Question to the Prime Minister on Grenfell

This week, I raised the issue of inflammable cladding on high rise buildings with both the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Housing in the House of Commons.

Weekend activities

I had a busy day in the constituency on Friday which began with a meeting with Sally and Paul from Evesham and District Mental Health Support Services to discuss plans for the next few years.

Raising concerns about the CMS

Many parents in my constituency have reported difficulty with the Child Maintenance Service so during Oral Questions to the Department for Work and Pensions today I asked what steps are being taken to ensure that complaints about the CMS are dealt with in a timely manner.

Traffic in Evesham

I have seen some comments in local media over the past few weeks about my activities in relation to traffic congestion in Evesham and the quotes attributed to me do not accurately reflect my view on the matter or where responsibility for roads lies.

Refused Doctors' Visas letter

I have written the letter above to Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes following the rejection of a number of visas for qualified doctors who intended to support hospitals in Worcestershire.