Photos from Health Centres Summit – Friday 22nd January

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Dear friends, Today I hosted a Health Centres summit with Birmingham’s NHS leaders as well as the Council, Jobcentre and third sector groups to get two of Hodge Hill’s new health centres fully up and running. Here are a few photos from the summit:

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Shocking new figures reveal worst 50 places in UK for alcohol misuse

Dear friends, Earlier this month I wrote to the Health Secretary to find out which areas in Britain have the highest incident of alcohol misuse. Here is the Mirror’s coverage which includes my comments of the release of the figures:   Seaside stag party resort Blackpool is the dangerous drinking capital of England, according to new […]

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New leadership at Heart of England – 24 October 2015

  Dear friends,   As you will know from my post earlier this week there has been a significant leadership change at the Heart of England NHS foundation trust (HEFT) which runs Heartlands and our local Health Centres. You can read more here but I have copied my statement below:   “I welcome this news […]

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Statement on leadership changes at Heart of England NHS Trust

Dear all, Following the news of Monitor’s proposals to help Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust fix problems with its performance and management and the announcement of the new team of Dame Julie Moore as a new Chief Executive and Jacqui Smith as a new Chair of the Board, Liam Byrne MP has made the […]

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Byrne pushes NHS to get more out of local health centres

Press Statement – Friday 16th October 2015 ***For Immediate Release*** Byrne pushes NHS to get more out of local health centres Liam has today welcomed a new pledge by city NHS leaders to get two of Hodge Hill’s brand new health centres fully up and running. Today Liam Byrne MP met with Sue Doheny, the […]

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Statement on Monitor investigation into Heart of England NHS Trust

Dear friends,   You may have seen the news already but Monitor, the sector regulator for health services in England, has announced today that it is launching an investigation into the deteriorating financial position at Heart of England NHS Trust.   You can read my statement on the matter below and the full press release […]

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Constituency Wide Residents Meeting on the NHS – Saturday 14 February – 11:00 – 12:30

Dear friends,   Many of you will have read, in my Winter Newsletter, about the three constituency wide residents meeting that I am holding between now and the election in May. They’re on the 3 big issues residents tell me that they want me to focus on – and I want to hear what you […]

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Statement from Monitor on Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Press release from Monitor, Thursday 5th Feb 2015: Monitor secures extra help for Heart of England to improve services and strengthen leadership An experienced former NHS chief executive will help Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust to improve its services for patients. Diane Whittingham has been appointed as Improvement Director at the trust. She has […]

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February 5th, 2015

Byrne demands summit with NHS chief – 3 February 2015

  News from Liam Byrne MP   Liam Byrne has today demanded talks with NHS chiefs to stop East Birmingham health services falling into crisis.   The move comes as health service regulator Monitor insists on further steps to ensure a proper improvement plan is in place at Heartlands hospital.   But Mr Byrne is […]

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Notice of Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust’s application for foundation Status – 23rd January 2015

  Dear Friends, I am attaching a letter from Martin Smith, Director of Provider Appraisal at Monitor, letting you know that Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust has been referred to Monitor to begin its assessment process to become a foundation trust.   As always, I am happy to feed in your views as Constituents. If […]

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