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HEALTH SECRETARY COMMITS TO IMPROVING LINCOLNSHIRE’S AMBULANCE SERVICE

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP has committed in the Commons to look into the performance of the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), after Matt Warman MP and other Lincolnshire MPs raised serious concerns in Parliament. Citing waiting times for ambulances to arrive and the fact that police officers have had to step in to assist
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Support for people with Multiple Sclerosis

Improving opportunities for people with health conditions and disabilities, including people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), is a key priority for the Government. The aim of the Green Paper on work, health and disability which the Government has announced is to explore ways to help more people with long term conditions reap the benefits of work
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Childhood obesity

With nearly a third of children aged two to fifteen overweight or obese, this is an important issue to tackle, and one which I have personally raised in Parliament. It is an issue that afflicts a disproportionate number of local children. I am delighted that the Government has launched a far-reaching plan to curb childhood
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Press Release: JEREMY HUNT BACKS PILGRIM HOSPITAL’S ‘BRIGHT FUTURE’

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told Parliament this week that Pilgrim Hospital has ‘a bright future’ under NHS reform plans that will see a greater focus on rural and sparsely populated areas. Answering a question from Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman, the Secretary of State said “All NHS facilities in my hon. Friend’s constituency and
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Childhood Obesity

With nearly a third of children aged two to fifteen overweight or obese, I agree that this is an important issue to tackle, and one which I have personally raised in Parliament. It is an issue that afflicts a disproportionate number of local children. I am delighted that the Government has launched a far-reaching plan
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Childhood obesity

I commend Cancer Research UK for campaigning on the issue of childhood obesity. Tackling childhood obesity is a major priority for this Government as it is concerned about the levels of overweight and obese children, and the impact on individual health. The causes of obesity are complex, and can be brought on by a number
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E-cigarettes

I ecognise that e-cigarettes help some smokers to quit. Evidence indicates that they are considerably less harmful to health than cigarettes. At the same time, it is essential that we do not encourage smoking and continue to protect children from the effects of nicotine. The rules set out in the revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD),
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Cannabis for medicinal use

Cannabis in its raw form is not recognised as having any medicinal purposes. The licensing regime for medicines is administered by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which issues licences for medicines in the UK which have been tested for their safety, quality and efficacy. However, a medicine derived from the cannabis plant,
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Employment and Support Allowance

In the Summer Budget 2015, the Chancellor announced that, from April 2017, new ESA claimants who are placed in the work-related activity group (WRAG) will receive the same rate of benefit as those claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA). This change only affects new claims made after that date and there will be no cash losers among
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Heart disease

I understand that many people suffer from cardiovascular diseases such as Coronary Heart Disease, atrial fibrillation and strokes. A combination of all three contributed to my own father’s death, and as a doctor my wife sees the ongoing consequences of such conditions almost every day. I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute
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Junior doctor contract reform

My wife is a junior doctor herself, so I am acutely aware of the strength of feeling surrounding this issue. I also contributed to a recent House of Commons debate on contract reform, and you might be interested to read my speech via the following link: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm151028/debtext/151028-0004.htm#15102846001513 I completely agree that junior doctors work extremely
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