Campaigns. It is important that I continue to know the strength of feeling on an issue and I prefer to respond to every inquiry, but the sheer size of campaign correspondence means that it is hard to justify to the tax payer the cost and time taken for individual written replies, so regrettably I will no longer reply to every item of campaign correspondence.  I will  post a response to the campaign on the "Responses to campaigns" page of my website.

I am sorry to do this, as it is rather impersonal, but can see no other way of maintaining a good service for all my constituents unless I approach campaigns this way.

02 APR 2019

Nurse Bursaries

Thank you for writing to me about student nurse bursaries.

The Health and Social Care Select Committee held an inquiry into the nursing workforce because of concerns about the workforce shortfall and wider pressures and you may be interested to read our conclusions.

I do think there needs to be a wider review of all the factors that have led to this and I'm glad that Baroness Dido Harding has been tasked to lead on the NHS workforce review. I will be meeting her shortly and will make sure that the issue of bursaries is included in our discussions.

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