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The future of our NHS and Social Care

January 16, 2017 6:10 PM
Originally published by BACK EASTBOURNE BACK LLOYD

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There has been a lot - even more than usual - in the media recently over the funding crisis which is affecting our NHS; lengthening queues in A&E's across the country, folk not being able to go home because their is no care package organised for them etc.
And underpinning all this is the crumbling fabric of our social care costs which have been under-funded, frankly, for thirty years.

In the immediate term we need a serious injection from the government of extra funds to get us through this winter before it really does get as bad as the Red Cross recently pronounced. Then we need 'all' the political party's to work together to agree a sustainable funding model for both the NHS and Social Care long into the future.

One of my colleagues when I was your MP is a guy called Norman Lamb. He is a good man and a 'serious' politician who has been active on health issues for 20 years. Norman is liked and respected across the piece in Westminster. And he's got together with some senior mp's from the other political party's to lobby Theresa May that this is such a huge issue facing ALL of us, the only productive way forward is to agree a major cross-party approach.

Please have a look at the petition below.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/177055

Norman Lamb Petition