Health & Social Care

On this page you will find campaign responses related to the Department of Health & Social Care. The department is responsible for:

  • supporting and advising our ministers: we help them shape and deliver policy that delivers the government’s objectives
  • setting direction: we anticipate the future and lead debate ensuring we protect and improve global and domestic health
  • accountability: we make sure the department and our arm’s length bodies deliver on our agreed plans and commitments
  • acting as guardians of the health and care framework: we make sure the legislative, financial, administrative and policy frameworks are fit for purpose and work together
  • troubleshooting: in the last resort, the public and Parliament expect us to take the action needed to resolve crucial and complex issues

Campaigns

Support our NHS

I use the NHS exclusively for myself and my family. I am totally committed to preserving its principle as a well-funded service free at the point of delivery.

Dementia and Alzheimer's

Dementia is a top priority for the Government. In 2015, the Challenge on Dementia 2020 was launched and I know that the Government remains committed to delivering this. This sets out the vision for dementia care, support, awareness, and research to be transformed by 2020.

Mental Health

I am extremely encouraged by the news that, as part of the five-year funding offer that will see the annual NHS budget grow by over £33.9 billion, mental health services will receive budget growth of £2.3 billion over the five-year funding settlement, the fastest uplift in funding.

NHS Waiting Times

The NHS Long Term Plan laid out how this funding will be invested, with a focus on primary, community and mental health services, helping to deliver prevention and to manage demand.

Preventing Child Deaths

The UK is the largest donor to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, committing £1.44 billion between 2016 and 2020. This support will vaccinate 76 million additional children by 2020, saving 1.4 million lives from vaccine-preventable diseases in 68 of the world’s poorest countries.

Diabetes

Diabetes is a leading cause of premature mortality. With over 22,000 additional deaths each year, it doubles an individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease and costs over £10 billion every year to manage.

Arthritis

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about arthritis. I know this can be a very painful and debilitating condition. I recognise that living with a long-term condition, such as arthritis, has a significant impact upon a person’s wellbeing.

Adult Social Care / Age UK Campaign

I believe we must all receive dignified care in old age. With an ageing population, this is one of the biggest challenges our country faces. I support the Government’s commitment to making sure that the most vulnerable in society gain the support they need.

See Also

Dementia Care

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about dementia care.

Health & Social Care

On this page you will find campaign responses related to the Department of Health & Social Care. The department is responsible for:

Mental Capacity Bill

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which will introduce legislation to replace the current system known as 'Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards' (DoLS).

Organ Donation

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about organ donation.

I welcome the Government’s efforts to encourage organ donation across the country, and believe that significant progress has been made.

Postnatal Mental Health

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about postnatal mental health and health visitors (HV).

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about rheumatoid arthritis.

Living with a long-term condition like rheumatoid arthritis has a significant impact upon a person's well-being and I'm glad the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society is raising awareness of this issue.

Stem Cell Donation (Anthony Nolan)

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about stem cell donation.

It is very important to increase the number of stem cell (cord blood and bone marrow) donors in the UK and so I welcome the vital work undertaken by Anthony Nolan.