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21 MAY 2019

Therese Fights for Same Day Access to Felixstowe Minor Injuries Service

Therese is seeking an urgent meeting with the NHS boss for the East of England, Anne Radmore, to express her concerns onpatients struggling to be referred to the Felixstowe Minor Injuries Unit (MIU), particularly via the NHS 111 service. Last month the MIU moved to an appointment based unit, not a walk in given on average how few people used the service each week. When this was first proposed, Therese was assured by the then Health Minister, Steve Barclay MP, that they could still access same-day treatment by calling NHS 111 or via their GP surgeries. This is a service that is also advertised by the Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG. However,...

20 MAY 2019

Suffolk in 60 as Rail Transport Upgraded

Today is a historic day for rail transport in our part of the world as it marks the first Norwich in 90 and Suffolk in 60 trains. From now on, there will be two fast trains in each direction every weekday between East Anglia and London Liverpool Street. Therese said: "I'm very proud of all the MPs who have worked together to achieve this, starting with our manifesto in 2012 and our prospectus in 2014. A great team effort, I particularly want to praise Ben Gummer, who did a brilliant job with Chloe Smith and Priti Patel leading the three counties' efforts in persuading Ministers to make the investment and I'm proud that the Conservative...

19 MAY 2019

Therese Welcomes Cricket World Cup Trophy to Southwold

Later this summer England and Wales host the ICC Cricket World Cup, which will showcase the very best of one-day cricket here on our shores. Last month, Therese was pleased to welcome the Cricket World Cup trophy to Southwold as part of its tour around the UK. There are quite a few cricket clubs along the coast. I can think of clubs in Southwold, Thorpeness, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, to name a few. Suffolk Cricket website has more information Good luck to the England team & lets hope we have another World Cup summer to...

14 MAY 2019

Therese Addresses Federation of Small Business Roundtable

Therese met the Federation of Small Business Regional Chair, David Barnes, at a roundtable meeting of local small businessesrecently. The common theme was workforce supply and skills. Therese said: "Starting your own business takes courage - and the government is there to help, particularly through its low-interest loans supported by a business mentor." To find out more see here.

29 APR 2019

NHS Heroes Nominated for Parliamentary Award

Therese has nominated a team of NHS heroes for a Parliamentary Award after they saved the East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust 3,800 hours by developing virtual robot technology. The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) team, led by Deputy Director Daren Atkins, are up for an award in the Future NHS category for their work in tackling inefficiencies through technology. One example of this are their efforts in developing virtual robots, which work behind the scenes to cancel and reallocate outpatient appointments when a patient texts to cancel via the appointment reminder service. The projected savings for a year are...

16 APR 2019

NHS Parliamentary Awards - Nominate Today

Our health service would not be the fantastic organisation it is without the staff and volunteers that support it every single day. Last year the NHS Parliamentary Awards were set-up to recognise individuals who go beyond the call of duty to make the NHS a better service, with hard graft, exciting new ideas or simply by putting patients first. It is an opportunity for MPs to nominate those who work in the health service for an award – and this year I'm looking forward to having the chance to nominate some excellent local people and services. If you know of someone that deserves extra recognition then please email me at before the...

11 APR 2019

Therese Welcomes new Online Harms White Paper

Social media is brilliant at connecting people across the world but for too long platforms have not done enough to protect users, especially children, from harmful online content - including violence, encouraging suicide and cyberbullying. Therese said: "That's why I welcome the publication of a new Online Harms White Paper published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office. The new proposals will include an independent regulator to enforce stringent new standards and a mandatory 'duty of care', which will require companies to take reasonable steps to keep their users safe and tackle illegal and harmful...

02 APR 2019

Sizewell C - Therese's Response to the Third Stage of Consultation

EDF's stage 2 consultation for the construction of Sizewell C came to end on the 29th March 2019 and I responded with my views. My full response to the consultation is set out below:

01 APR 2019

Brexit Update - Statement from Therese

Last week, there were a series of votes on alternative ways forward. I decided not to support any of them as I believe the deal already negotiated is the best way forward in delivering the outcome of the referendum and also acknowledges the closeness of that result, while putting the decision on whether to adopt future EU regulation changes in the hands of the UK Parliament (or in some circumstances the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly or Northern Ireland administration), We will be asked again today to vote on some motions, most of which will be the same as last week. The main reason why I decided to vote remain 3 years ago was because...

31 MAR 2019

Therese Presents Point of Light Award on Rubbish Walk

Whilst helping out with a Great British Spring Clean litter pick in Woodbridge recently, Therese was delighted to present Jason Alexander with the Prime Minister's Point of Light award, recognising his amazing 'Rubbish Walks' work. Jason's campaign is very simple, every day he goes for a walk, picks up some litter and disposes of it properly – recycling what he can. Well done to Jason and everyone who joined me on the Great British Spring Clean.


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