APPG on Acquired Brain Injury report launch

APPG on Acquired Brain Injury report launch

  I was delighted to be involved with the launch of a report on Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and Neurorehabilitation yesterday. I have recently been working to raise awareness of the invisible epidemic that is ABI, and to raise further awareness of the...

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning

We had a great turnout for the Macmillan Coffee morning in Whickham Library last Friday. I was pleased to see so many friends there for such an important cause. We had array of homemade cakes for sale, made by myself and my staff, as well as a raffle at the end - with...

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St Paul’s Church, Winlaton 190th anniversary celebration

St Paul’s Church, Winlaton 190th anniversary celebration

I joined members of St Paul's Church, Winlaton, along with local councillors Julie Simpson and Maria Hall, to celebrate the church's 190th anniversary at the weekend. We had a great service in the morning, followed by a packed afternoon tea. I was very pleased to see...

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Liz visits Brightsparks Nursery in Crawcrook

Liz visits Brightsparks Nursery in Crawcrook

  I visited Brightsparks Nursery in Crawcrook last weekend, and was delighted to see all the fantastic work staff there are doing to make it an "Outstanding" rated Nursery. Unfortunately, maintaining this standard is now going to be very difficult. The Government's...

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Liz visits Maternity Unit at QE Hospital

Liz visits Maternity Unit at QE Hospital

This morning I visited the Maternity Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead (QE), along with Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). I was very keen to see first-hand the excellent work done by Midwives at the QE. A recent CQC...

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Next advice surgery – Saturday 6 October 2018

My next advice surgeries will take place on Saturday 6 October. If you require any assistance prior to this, please do not hesitate to get in touch with my office on 0191 414 2488 to arrange to meet with one of my caseworkers. For surgery locations and times please...

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Liz visits Northumbria Police

Liz visits Northumbria Police

Yesterday I spent the day with Northumbria Police to find out about their work on the ground. I started at Whickham Police station, went on to the control room at Ponteland, met the Safeguarding team based in Gateshead and visited the custody suite at Forth Banks and...

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Big Lottery Funding opportunities for local organisations

Big Lottery Funding opportunities for local organisations

I recently met with representatives from the Big Lottery Fund to discuss how local organisations can access funding. I'm looking forward to getting the message out to organisations across the constituency that there are funding opportunities available. You can find...

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Liz speaks on Samaritans’ #TheBigListen campaign

Liz speaks on Samaritans’ #TheBigListen campaign

  I spoke in the House today about NICE's draft guidlines for preventing suicide, and also about the excellent work Samaritans volunteers are doing in their UK-wide awareness campaign - #TheBigListenT. Three times more people die by suicide than in...

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