No More Excuses: Consultant-led Maternity Services Must Remain at West Cumberland Hospital

Following the publication of the independent review into maternity services across Cumbria, Copeland MP and Labour’s Shadow Health Minister has demanded that consultant-led maternity services must remain at West Cumberland Hospital. The findings in the report show that the preferred option is to retain consultant led maternity services at the West Cumberland Hospital.  This is … More No More Excuses: Consultant-led Maternity Services Must Remain at West Cumberland Hospital

Major Incident Declared by North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust

19th March 2015 Reed:    Service cuts must stop – Acquisition should be officially paused – More resources needed – Government must intervene Copeland MP and Labour’s Shadow Health Minister Jamie Reed has responded to the declaration of a major incident by the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust. NHS England describe a major incident as: “Any occurrence … More Major Incident Declared by North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust

‘Budget for Britain’ has nothing for Copeland

18th March 2015 Copeland MP, Jamie Reed has slammed the Chancellor’s budget as having ‘nothing for our region, nothing for our communities, nothing for our services and nothing for our economic growth’. Earlier this week, Jamie Reed set out the four key areas where the Chancellor should take action to enable West Cumbria to reach … More ‘Budget for Britain’ has nothing for Copeland

North Cumbria joins forces with UCLan to develop medical education in West Cumbria

18th March 2015 The future development of medical education, training and research opportunities in West Cumbria have received a boost thanks to the signing of a landmark agreement. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) which has a campus at Westlakes Whitehaven, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, … More North Cumbria joins forces with UCLan to develop medical education in West Cumbria

MPs: “Government must scrap unfair diabetes fines”

18th March 2015A group of cross-party MPs, including the Labour Shadow Health Minister, Jamie Reed, are calling on the Government to stop fining people with diabetes for claiming free prescriptions they are entitled to because they do not hold the right paperwork.In England, people aged between 18 – 60, who use insulin or medication to … More MPs: “Government must scrap unfair diabetes fines”

Sellafield Workers’ Campaign and Jamie Reed MP take Hospital fight to No. 10

16th March 2015 Representatives from the Sellafield Workers’ Campaign and Copeland MP, Jamie Reed, have taken the fight for the West Cumberland Hospital to the Prime Minister, David Cameron. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Secretary of State for Energy, and Secretary of State for Health, the SWC has expressed grave concerns regarding the … More Sellafield Workers’ Campaign and Jamie Reed MP take Hospital fight to No. 10

Unpaid overtime at North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust Up by 22%

13th March 2015 Detailed analysis of the NHS Staff Survey has shown that the number of staff working unpaid overtime on top of their contracted hours every week has increased by a fifth since 2010.  The analysis also shows that the proportion of staff working 11 or more hours of unpaid overtime each week has … More Unpaid overtime at North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust Up by 22%