14,000 Children in Cumbria in Schools Rated Less Than ‘Good’ by OFSTED

New figures have revealed that over 14,000 children in Cumbria attend schools rated less than ‘Good’ by Ofsted.  The figures, taken from Ofsted statistics published by the  Department for Education, shows that a worryingly high number of children aren’t getting a high standard of education.  This comes as figures show that the attainment gap between … More 14,000 Children in Cumbria in Schools Rated Less Than ‘Good’ by OFSTED

Jamie Reed Backs Royal College of Nursing Vision for Excellence in Cumbria

Labour’s Jamie Reed has backed the Royal College of Nursing’s new strategic vision for clinical excellence in Cumbria. The RCN’s vision includes: A public debate about sustainable, safe services Joined-up service delivery involving all health and social care providers and commissioners Fair funding for Cumbria Addressing the clinical recruitment and retention issues Investing in the … More Jamie Reed Backs Royal College of Nursing Vision for Excellence in Cumbria

1 in 5 waiting Two Months for Urgent Cancer Treatment in North Cumbria

Figures published by NHS England have shown that almost 20% of patients at North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust waited more than two months for their first cancer treatment after being urgently referred by their GP.   Cancer waiting time statistics, published by NHS England for quarter three of 2014/15, shows that 18.2% of all cancer … More 1 in 5 waiting Two Months for Urgent Cancer Treatment in North Cumbria

Labour Pledges 1,000 Extra Nurse Training Places to Ease Recruitment Crisis

Labour has launched an NHS rescue plan to create 1000 new nurse-training places this year and to put incentives in place to retain staff and encourage nurses to return to the profession. Within the first 100 days of a Labour Government, they would pass an emergency budget to increase funding for the NHS. North Cumbria … More Labour Pledges 1,000 Extra Nurse Training Places to Ease Recruitment Crisis

Work-Related Stress Levels Rise at North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust

New analysis of the NHS Staff Survey has revealed that the proportion of staff at North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust suffering from work-related stress has risen by almost a quarter in the last five years. In 2010, 31.63% of staff indicated that they suffered from work-related stress.  In the 2014 survey, this had risen to … More Work-Related Stress Levels Rise at North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust

Jamie Reed Visits WorldSkills UK Final at Lakes College

Copeland’s Labour candidate, Jamie Reed has met with competitors, trainers and support staff at Lakes College, site of the WorldSkills UK Final.  Competitors here are fighting it out to be part of the Team UK who will compete at WorldSkills Sao Paulo, in Brazil later this year. Participants are competing in many different disciplines including … More Jamie Reed Visits WorldSkills UK Final at Lakes College

Tory Government cuts Cumbrian NHS by almost £6 Million

Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Copeland, Jamie Reed, has uncovered the scale of cuts the Government is forcing upon the NHS in Cumbria. It shows that when, adjusted for inflation, the spending power of the Clinical Commissioning Group – the body that commissions and pays for services for the whole of Cumbria including at the West … More Tory Government cuts Cumbrian NHS by almost £6 Million

Labour’s Manifesto: A Plan to Make Copeland Families Better Off

Labour today pledged five new policies that will make families in Copeland better off. Labour’s Better Plan includes: Raising the minimum wage to more than £8 by October 2019. Protecting tax credits in the next parliament, to back working families. Introducing guaranteed wrap-around childcare through primary schools, underpinned by a new National Primary Childcare Service. … More Labour’s Manifesto: A Plan to Make Copeland Families Better Off