Our local NHS

Steve Brine made the future of our NHS his number one priority from day one and has focused on the issue since he was first elected as our local Member of Parliament in May 2010.

He says; "I was clear health would be my priority and stayed true to my word, immersing myself in truly understanding the issues. You have to see the health economy across the entire area, to see how that fits together in the context of the NHS for the long-term benefit of patients and tax-payers.

"I always approach the issue calmly and in measured terms, as you should expect from a responsible and experienced Member of Parliament."

Steve is clear that his focus on the NHS is about secondary (ie; hospital) care but also encompasses primary care (GP services and community pharmacy), social and community care and mental health services which he is passionate about.

Hampshire Chronicle columns

Steve has written extensively about the NHS and other health matters via his monthly column in the Hampshire Chronicle newspaper over many years. You can access them as follows; August 2017 | January 2017 | October 2016 | Sept 2016 | Sept 2015 | June 2015 | February 2015 | August 2014 | Feb 2014 | all columns before this date are found here.

Below you can access related articles and content from more than a decade of Steve's work in this area ...


Hampshire Chronicle column 23 July 2020

‘Be honest over hospital says MP’ read the headline on last week’s Hampshire Chronicle.

Let me expand on that; starting with three indisputable truths.

MP takes part in special cancer event

Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine took part in a special national event focusing on the looming crisis in cancer care created by Covid-19.

Hampshire Together focus on maternity

Local people across north and mid Hampshire are being asked to have their say on the way maternity services are delivered across the area as part of the Hampshire Together programme.

How local is local on R rate asks MP

Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP, Steve Brine, raised the issue of local outbreaks in the House today.

He was responding to Statement on the Covid-19 pandemic by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

Steve Brine welcomes cancelling of Hospital debt

THE trust which runs Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester has been told the Government will write off its debt as part of its commitment to support them during the struggle to fight coronavirus.

Cool heads and timing are key on Covid-19 says MP

Steve Brine spoke in the House of Commons today to emphasise the need for calm over the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK.  Steve also asked the Health Secretary Matt Hancock, whether the media had some level of responsibility over the outbreak to keep panic and misinformation to a minimum.  The Secret