Huffington Post reports on Emily's Health Committee work

The Huffington Post reports today on Emily's work scrutinising the Government's pledge to deliver a "7 day NHS". Emily described the promise as "a fantasy" after tabling Written Parliamentary Questions which forced the Department of Health to reveal that the concept lacks both a clear definition and a coherent strategy for implementation.

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Emily welcomes local charity to Parliament for launch of new report on child health

Islington-based charity the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) joined Emily in Parliament this week to celebrate the launch of a new report on children’s health.

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Full text of Emily's letter to the Guardian on public health funding

To the Editor

David Brindle is quite right that cutting public health funding is “a silly mistake” (“Osborne’s public health cut is a blunder too far”, 2 September 2015). I would have put it more strongly.

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Full text of Emily's letter to the Guardian on Tory Welfare Spin

To the Editor

George Osborne really ought to know better than to lie to the public about an issue as important as welfare reform (“Calling all progressives: help us reform the welfare state”, Observer, 19 July 2015).

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Monthly Report - July 2015

To read my monthly report click here.

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Emily grills top NHS staff in first Health Committee hearing

A marathon hearing this morning showed that the Health Committee has its work cut out. The Government’s pursuit of a ‘seven day NHS’ promises another massive shake-up of our health service, and the fact that this is happening at a time of such uncertainty over long term funding is a real worry...

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Full text of Emily's letter to the Times on Equal Pay

To the Editor

It’s a bit rich for David Cameron to be trumpeting measures requiring companies to publish data on their employees’ salaries (“Women’s raw deal on pay has to end now”, 14 July 2015). After all, his party had to be dragged kicking and screaming into supporting this measure when Labour successfully pushed for its inclusion in that Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill earlier this year...

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Emily speaks out against Tory budget

 

Yesterday Emily spoke out against the Tory Government’s controversial new budget in the House of Commons, blasting a set of measures which she said will see “the poor get poorer and the rich get richer”.

The debate can be viewed online at http://goo.gl/Un1cwZ.

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Emily continues the fight for fairer GP funding

GP surgeries are the lifeblood of the NHS, delivering 90% of the care the NHS provides. But there is a quiet crisis brewing in primary care, especially in inner London, where there are dozens of practices teetering on the edge of collapse as a result of the Tories’ unfair funding changes...

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Emily speaks in investigatory powers debate

Today I spoke in a Parliamentary debate on proposals to update the law on the police and security services’ powers to intercept and monitor private communications...

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