Copeland MP Jamie Reed backs ‘Missing Type’ donor campaign

2336 people in the Copeland constituency are active blood donors, according to data contained in the NHS Blood and Transplant records. With just 2.9% of residents giving blood, local MP Jamie Reed is supporting the ‘Missing Type’ campaign which aims to increase the number of transplant and blood donors in the area. As part of … More Copeland MP Jamie Reed backs ‘Missing Type’ donor campaign

Health Minister Avoids Visit to West Cumberland Hospital

West Cumbrian MP Jamie Reed has criticised David Mowat MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health, for his decision to avoid visiting the West Cumberland Hospital during an official Government trip to the Copeland constituency. This news comes as details have emerged that the Minister visited Millom yesterday (23rd August). Despite … More Health Minister Avoids Visit to West Cumberland Hospital

West Cumbrian MP Announces First ‘Women in Leadership’ Event

West Cumbrian MP Jamie Reed has announced that he will host an event of talks, activities and question and answer sessions with inspirational women in leadership roles, for an audience of young women from local secondary schools.  The Copeland MP hopes that the event, which will have the potential to become a valuable networking opportunity … More West Cumbrian MP Announces First ‘Women in Leadership’ Event

Jamie Reed MP’s Urgent Appeal to the Prime Minister and Health Secretary to Retain and Improve NHS Services

West Cumbrian MP Jamie Reed has issued an urgent appeal to the Prime Minister and to the Secretary of State for Health, calling on them to visit West Cumbria as a matter of urgency, and to intervene to ensure that consultant led services, including Emergency, Maternity, Paediatric and other services are retained and improved at the … More Jamie Reed MP’s Urgent Appeal to the Prime Minister and Health Secretary to Retain and Improve NHS Services

Jamie Reed MP Slams Government as Figures Reveal 62 Day Cancer Target Missed in Cumbria

Figures published by NHS England reveal that the 62 day NHS target from an urgent referral to the start of cancer treatment has been missed both nationally, and in Cumbria.  According to the NHS constitution, hospitals are supposed to begin to treat 85% of those referred by their GP with suspected cancer, within 62 days of … More Jamie Reed MP Slams Government as Figures Reveal 62 Day Cancer Target Missed in Cumbria

Copeland MP Hits Out at Public Health Spending Inequalities

West Cumbrian MP Jamie Reed has spoken out against the news that Government Public Health spending in Cumbria will see a reduction per head of population, each year until at least 2018. Government figures reveal that in 2015/16, local authority allocations per head in Cumbria were £40, whereas the allocation for 2016/17 will fall to … More Copeland MP Hits Out at Public Health Spending Inequalities

Copeland MP Calls on Government to Tackle Childhood Obesity

West Cumbrian MP Jamie Reed has called on the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, to do more to tackle childhood obesity. In a letter to the Health Secretary, Jamie Reed explains that Cancer Research UK have set out that being overweight or obese is the single biggest preventable cause of cancer in the … More Copeland MP Calls on Government to Tackle Childhood Obesity