Health and care

Fighting to ensure the highest possible standards of care are maintained at Russells Hall. Working with the hospital we secured government funding for improvements at A&E.

Mike Wood MP has welcomed the Government’s multi-million pound investment in Russells Hall Hospital this winter, as it emerged that the Dudley NHS

Mike Wood: The Minister rightly speaks about NICE’s important role in eliminating postcode lotteries. Does she agree that NICE’s independence is vital to ensuring availability to patients once an agreement is reached with BioMarin, wherever those patients are from, whether Penwortham in her constituency or Pensnett in mine?

 

Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

I could not have put it better myself.

What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the blue badge scheme for people with hidden disabilities.

 

Michael Ellis Minister of State (Department for Transport)

From 30 August 2019, the blue badge scheme will include non-visible as well as visible disabilities. This change will be assessed 12 months after implementation, using feedback form the public, stakeholders and local authorities who administer the scheme. We will be tracking how many badges are awarded under the new criteria.

 

DDCMS Topical Question; Lonliness

DDCMS Topical Question; Lonliness
media date: 
Thursday, 4 July 2019

Mike Wood: Does the Minister agree that one of the crucial aspects of tackling loneliness is raising awareness of the services, support and activities that are available in local communities, and what are the Government doing to achieve this?

 

Mims Davies Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Mike Wood: Three million of the four million videos taken down by YouTube in the last six months were identified and removed by artificial intelligence. What greater role does the Secretary of State see for technological development in helping to reduce online harm and keep people safe online?

 

Matthew Hancock (Secretary of State for Health and Social Care)

Mike Wood: My hon. Friend speaks about a more inquisitorial system. Does she agree that if we are looking at a genuinely inquisitorial system of the kind that would be recognised on the continent, it might help if coroners were able to question and probe rather than being expected purely to be the independent arbiter and judge, which lends itself to cases being more adversarial?

 

Anne Main Conservative, St Albans

Peter Grant Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Europe), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

I am grateful for the chance to speak in this debate, and I commend Keir Starmer for having secured it.

Mike Wood: Does my hon. Friend agree that such horrendous abuse and its lifelong effects cannot possibly be justified on the basis of cultural practice?

 

Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

Mike Wood: Shared parental leave is as much about cultural change as it is about legislation. What is my right hon. Friend doing to help parents better understand and access shared parental leave?

 

Penny Mordaunt (The Secretary of State for International Development, Minister for Women and Equalities)

Mike Wood, MP for Dudley South, was welcomed to RAF Cosford Airbase last F

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