Last week’s announcement that Bruntwood SciTech are joining the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Health Partners to secure the Birmingham Health Innovation Campus is very good news, especially on the jobs front, in these otherwise dreadful times. It puts Birmingham at the forefront of medical research with the prospect of new drugs, treatments and medicalContinue reading Putting City at the Forefront of Medical Research
This week I’ve had complaints from people who can’t get a flu jab and others who fear being forced to take a coronavirus vaccination. A report by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation recommends the following for a coronavirus vaccine: care home residents first; over 80s, health and care workers next; over 75s andContinue reading Arguments over vaccines should be remedied now
Dear Secretary of State The people of Birmingham are not stupid. We are a proud, diverse and industrious population, used to coping with adversity. We’ll accept new restrictions, in the battle against coronavirus, but in return we expect clarity, honesty and some respect. Last week your office issued a statement about new restrictions affecting Birmingham,Continue reading Time to Step up or Step Aside
Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham Selly Oak has written to Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to share his constituents concerns about testing and demand answers on what is being done to fix the chaos. Speaking in the House of Commons, the Birmingham MP also urged the Health Secretary to stopContinue reading Steve McCabe demands answers from Secretary of State on Testing Chaos in Birmingham
As part of the NHS Parliamentary Awards, MPs have the opportunity to nominate and thank the outstanding NHS workers in their constituencies. This year the NHS has faced unprecedented challenges, battling the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The general public has really become aware this year of how much NHS workers do for us andContinue reading Steve McCabe calls for nominations for NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020
The shortage of PPE for our health and care workers has been one of the worst scandals in government handling of the coronavirus pandemic. It seems to have been mostly a question of competence with a failure to maintain stocks and procure and distribute efficiently. Recently there have also been suggestions that contracts worth upContinue reading Let’s hear it for the ‘Sewists’
As part of Children’s Mental Health Week Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, joined young people and mental health experts from leading UK children’s charity, Action for Children, in Parliament to hear about their mental health services which help children and young people build healthy, happy minds.
Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham, Selly Oak) has expressed outrage as children in Birmingham face a wait of up to 2.3 years to receive the speech and language therapy they need.
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Steve McCabe MP has welcome the announcement today that Vertex had finally agreed a deal to provide access to cystic fibrosis medicines on the NHS in England.
Watch Steve’s question in Parliament here
I want to provide an update on my campaign for the Government to introduce 5-10 days of statutory carers leave a year