Whitehaven News column – 20th February 2014

20th February 2014 Crusaders Wanted  Are we serious about transforming our local economy? Are we serious about attracting more businesses, more investment, more economic and cultural opportunities and everything that goes with this? If so, then each and every one of us needs to join the crusade to help deliver a new secondary school campus … More Whitehaven News column – 20th February 2014

Government Failing Cumbrian Patients

20th February 2014 Copeland MP and Shadow Health Minister, Jamie Reed has today called on the Government to immediately address the staffing shortages at the West Cumberland Hospital. A report undertaken by North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust has revealed that West Cumberland Hospital has a shortage of almost 30 nurses.  This comes less than a … More Government Failing Cumbrian Patients

Whitehaven News column – 13th February 2014

13th February 2014 Consilio absit Discordia Welcome to the first of my weekly columns for the Whitehaven News. Typically, this column will be free from Latin phrases but our local motto ‘deliberation without discord’ is a noble aspiration to which I will try my best to adhere. Good or bad, major or minor, change is … More Whitehaven News column – 13th February 2014

“Government must support flood-hit communities in Cumbria”

11th February 2014Copeland MP, Jamie Reed calls on the Government to give support to flood-affected Cumbria. Recently, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, announced an extension of the Bellwin Scheme to help communities affected by recent flooding. The extension allows local authorities to access additional funding to meet exceptional and … More “Government must support flood-hit communities in Cumbria”

Care.data is crucial, but government incompetence risks undermining the project

11th February 2014Care.data is crucial, but government incompetence risks undermining the projectJamie Reed MP has written a blog for the New Statesman on the Care.data NHS patient data project. Click here to read the article. A growing population, an ageing population, the rise of co-morbidities and the necessary drive to improve the quality of care and … More Care.data is crucial, but government incompetence risks undermining the project

PAC Report on NMP at Sellafield: Business as usual not an option

11th February 2014Copeland MP Jamie Reed has responded to the publication of the Public Accounts Committee Report on the clean up and decommissioning at Sellafield. He said: “The PAC has undertaken a hugely important piece of work and should be congratulated for that. The issues addressed by the report are now well understood and the … More PAC Report on NMP at Sellafield: Business as usual not an option

Cumbria’s manufacturing industry essential for success

5th February 2014 Copeland MP Jamie Reed today joined John Woodcock MP and other members of parliament at a round-table discussion in Westminster to demonstrate to ministers and shadow ministers the wealth of manufacturing expertise that Cumbria has to offer. A number of manufacturing companies from across Cumbria were in attendance at the event. Jamie Reed … More Cumbria’s manufacturing industry essential for success