A number of residents have contacted me about the National Health Service, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary. They are worried about protecting the values of the NHS, its long term funding and the role of the private sector in the NHS. Here are my views:
I am committed to upholding the NHS's founding principles as a universal healthcare system provided free at the point of use: a comprehensive, integrated and public NHS that is there for all of us when we need it.
Speech by Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP to the NHS 70th Birthday event in Edlington
Welcome to everyone and to our honoured guest Mayor Jones.
It is a pleasure to be here, although I wanted to start by giving you a tweet posted by my daughter earlier this week:
“2 x broken writs, 1 x snapped thumb, 1 x dislocated finger, 1 x removal of grit in knee, 3 x torn ligaments, 4 x sprained ankles, 3 x asthma attacks, 2 x kdney infections, 15 x flu jabs. Thanks for fixing me up all these years me up all these years #NHS70”
Caroline Flint and Ed Miliband have called on the Government to tackle the "devastating impact" of illness caused by super-size bottles of cheap cider.
It comes after Caroline Flint and Ed Miliband visited Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s Gastroenterology Ward, which treats people with alcohol-related liver disease.
Former Health Minister Caroline Flint has called on the Government to establish an NHS and Care Convention.
The Don Valley MP is one of more than 20 MPs launching a major campaign calling on the Government to establish an NHS and Care Convention to find a long-term solution to the crisis in health and social care funding.