Whitehaven News column – 27th November 2014

Cuts hitting the most vulnerable A measure of a Government is how they treat the most vulnerable in society in the hardest of times.  By measuring the current Government by this yard stick shows they are failing and failing badly.  Cumbria County Council have to provide many services, one of which is adult social care.  … More Whitehaven News column – 27th November 2014

Jamie Reed MP at Prime Minister’s Questions, 26th November 2014

26th November 2014Jamie Reed MP challenged Prime Minister David Cameron at Prime Minister’s Questions on the National Audit Office revealing massive cuts made by councils to the provision of social care. http://emp.bbc.co.uk/emp/embed/smpEmbed.html?playlist=http%3A%2F%2Fplaylists.bbc.co.uk%2Fdemocracylive%2Fhouse-of-commons-30209670A%2Fplaylist.sxml&title=PMQs%3A%20David%20Cameron%20v%20Ed%20Miliband&product=news Jamie begins speaking at 24:10.

Health Questions, 25th November 2014

http://emp.bbc.co.uk/emp/embed/smpEmbed.html?playlist=http%3A%2F%2Fplaylists.bbc.co.uk%2Fdemocracylive%2Fhouse-of-commons-30195093A%2Fplaylist.sxml&title=Health%20questions&product=newsJamie begins speaking at 40:35. Cancer Drugs FundJamie Reed: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Lancaster and Fleetwood (Eric Ollerenshaw). Everyone in every part of the United Kingdom wants to improve access to cancer medicines. When the Prime Minister launched the cancer drugs fund in the home of Clive Stone, he … More Health Questions, 25th November 2014

Jamie Reed MP Votes to Protect NHS from Privatisation

Friday, 21 November 2014 Copeland MP and Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, Jamie Reed MP, has voted to remove competition from the NHS and protect it from privatisation.  The NHS Bill, brought forward by Labour MP, Clive Efford, will undo the most damaging aspects of the Tories’ NHS reforms. The Bill would rewrite the rules that … More Jamie Reed MP Votes to Protect NHS from Privatisation

Whitehaven News column – 20th November 2014

Riddle me this… Statistics. You might not like them but they’re a fact of life. In many ways they govern many parts of our lives: the money provided to our schools, hospitals, police and fire services is all predicated upon statistical modeling. National retail chains looking to locate new facilities use similar models; statistics – … More Whitehaven News column – 20th November 2014

West Cumbria’s Voice Must be Heard

19th November 2014 Copeland MP and Labour Shadow Health Minister, Jamie Reed has responded to North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust’s invitation for the public to share their views on future hospital services. He said: “Public engagement in how hospital services should look is absolutely critical.  It must be an ongoing process without a rushed deadline.  … More West Cumbria’s Voice Must be Heard

Maternity Review causes ‘Profound Concerns’

18th November 2014 Copeland MP and Shadow Health Minister, Jamie Reed, has today written to Nigel Maguire, Chief Officer of Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, and Ann Farrar, Chief Executive of North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust, regarding the future of service provision at the West Cumberland Hospital, in particular the future of consultant-led maternity services at … More Maternity Review causes ‘Profound Concerns’

Whitehaven News column – 13th November 2014

A Day in the Life… Before entering Parliament I loved Fridays. The excitement of the weekend, that ‘Friday feeling’ and the chance to reflect on what you had achieved during the working week. As an MP, Fridays now routinely represent a 14 hour working day – sometimes longer – complicated by working in two bases … More Whitehaven News column – 13th November 2014

Copeland MP & WCH Campaigners take hospital fight to Downing Street

6th November 2014 West Cumberland Hospital Campaigners, led by Siobhan Gearing alongside Copeland MP and Shadow Health Minister, Jamie Reed have today delivered a petition of over 10,000 names to the Prime Minister, David Cameron calling on him to protect services at the West Cumberland Hospital. North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust has recently published clinical … More Copeland MP & WCH Campaigners take hospital fight to Downing Street

Whitehaven News column – 6th November 2014

Just answer the questions… Every organization, politician or individual makes mistakes – there’s no doubt about this – nobody is immune to it. Those who believe they are immune are kidding themselves, those who claim never to have made a mistake aren’t telling the truth. So I was surprised – genuinely – by the response … More Whitehaven News column – 6th November 2014