This has been a very strange week as I thought I was going to be travelling overseas with the charity Tearfund. We were going to Haiti to see projects helping tackle the problem of plastic waste in one of the world’s poorest countries. The plan was to make a film on how international aid can
I was very surprised and honoured at the start of Westminster’s autumn term to be asked to take on a new responsibility helping ministers in the Foreign Office Team. The role is called a “Parliamentary Private Secretary” or in political jargon “PPS”. Each ministerial department has at least t
Monday 23rd Just two more days before Parliament breaks for summer recess and already Westminster feels quieter. Early start joining a round table on Rare Diseases and how to make sure the UK remains at the forefront. I agree to write to the new Health Secretary about getting new treatments a
I am a passionate supporter and advocate of the NHS. The people of Chelmsford deserve top class health services. Today’s news about the recent CQC inspection and ‘Inadequate’ rating of Sutherland Lodge – one of Chelmsford’s largest GP practices – is very disappointing.