Tory Promise to Increase GP Numbers Fails to Materialise

The Government has failed to keep their promise to increase the number of GPs by 5,000 within five years. Since 2015, the number has actually dropped by 1,425. We shouldn’t be surprised that another Tory promise fails to materialise but you just can’t make promises like this around health care, fail, and then assume no-one […]

Oldham MP speaks out about NHS reorganisation plans

I have spoken out against the Government’s plans to pass a new bill to reorganise the NHS in England. As a long-time campaigner against NHS privatisation, previously resigning as Chair of Rochdale Primary Care Trust over concerns of the increase in use of private healthcare companies in the NHS, I am speaking out this time […]

Oldham’s ‘Drop the Bill’ Petition Delivered to Department of Health

On 19 March Andy Burnham and I handed in a 475 signature Drop the Bill petition collected by Labour party supporters in Oldham over the weekend of 10th and 11th March. Many thanks to Phil Gaul for setting up the stall and the rest of the team who helped me collect signatures for the petition. And a […]

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