Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

MP calls for cultural shift in handling health complaints

Easington MP Grahame Morris has called for a cultural shift within the NHS on how they handle complaints following the publication of the Health Select Committee report – Complaints and Raising Concerns. The report states that the current system for complaints handling remains variable. Too many complaints are mishandled with people encountering poor communication or…
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January 21, 2015 0

Easington MP Reflects on Trident Disappointment

Following a House of Commons vote on the renewal of Trident Easington MP Grahame Morris spoke of his disappointment after the motion was defeat. Grahame Morris MP said: “I want a safer world moving towards nuclear disarmament. Replacing trident will undermine the UK’s moral authority when seeking to restrict nuclear proliferation by other countries. Nuclear weapons…
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January 20, 2015 0

Improving UK cancer survival rates

Last week the Cancer Drugs Fund hit the headlines following the decision by NHS England to review the list of drugs that would be made available via the fund. While the Cancer Drugs Fund has provided patients access to treatments that would have otherwise been denied to them, it has come at the expense of…
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January 20, 2015 0

Cuts to Local Government Finance is pushing the system to the brink of collapse warns MP

Easington MP Grahame Morris has called for a fairer funding settlement for local councils after a meeting with the Association of North East Councils (ANEC) and the Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities (SIGOMA) in which they highlight the resources challenges facing our councils. Timed to coincide with the consultation of the Local Government Finance…
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January 16, 2015 0

Easington MP warns “New Cancer Taskforce must not neglect access to advanced radiotherapy”

Easington MP Grahame Morris has welcomed the creation of a new Cancer Taskforce, but warned that more must be done to improve access to life saving advanced stereotactic radiotherapy (SABR). The new cancer taskforce, headed by Cancer Research UK Chief Executive Harpal Kumar will oversee the development of a new national five-year cancer strategy to…
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January 15, 2015 0

Tesco’s missed opportunity

Last week Tesco announced they would not be proceeding with a new store at Peterlee. This follows a reassessment of their business in the aftermath of an accounting scandal which is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. In total, Tesco announced they would not be proceeding with 49 new planned store developments, and would…
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January 14, 2015 0

MP pledges to continue the fight for North-East Rail Passengers

Easington MP Grahame Morris has described the answer to a Parliamentary question he submitted to the Department of Transport as “like a train hitting the buffers”. Mr Morris wrote to the Department of Transport before Christmas asking them to guarantee that all Pacer trains currently used by the Northern Rail franchise, which runs in County…
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January 12, 2015 0

Grahame Morris MP calls on Easington’s best small shops to enter national competition

Grahame Morris MP is calling for small shops in Easington to enter the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Best Small Shops Competition.  Grahame Morris MP said: “This is a great opportunity for small shops in to get recognition for the brilliant work they do supporting the community and creating jobs all year round.” Small shops…
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January 8, 2015 0

The Road to Nowhere

The New Year has marked the beginning of the 2015 general election campaign with the Conservative Party launching a new poster campaign. Their let’s stay on the road campaign quickly became a road to nowhere. The claim that they halved the deficit, was in contradiction to the statement by the Prime Minister a month earlier…
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January 7, 2015 0

The NHS as you know it cannot survive five more years of David Cameron

Labour’s election chief declares that the future of the health service will be on the ballot paper in May because the NHS as you know it cannot survive a second term of Tory-led government. Douglas Alexander, the Chair of General Election Strategy, uses a State of the Race memorandum to mobilise party activists for a…
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January 5, 2015 0