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 ...

News

MP responds in Ovarian Cancer debate

Steve Brine spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment on Tuesday 30th October. The Winchester & Chandler’s Ford MP is also the Cancer Minister, and he responded to Lee Rowley MP’s debate on behalf of the Government.

Steve Brine announces Folic Acid consultation

Public Health Minister Steve Brine has announced that the government will consult on the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid to prevent fetal abnormalities.

Wear it pink!

Steve Brine dropped into an afternoon tea party on Friday 19th October, to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Now.

The Future of Breast Cancer

Local MP Steve Brine spoke in a key breast cancer debate in Parliament this October to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Global consensus for golf in the race to tackle physical inactivity

Steve Brine opened a global health conference in London on Monday 15th October, where a global consensus amongst leaders in public health, public policy and sport backed golf in the race to tackle physical inactivity and the prevention of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer of the breast a

Minister addresses local diabetes group

Steve Brine discussed his Ministerial work in the Department of Health as he spoke to a local group at St Peter’s Church on Friday 12th October.

Hobbs Rehab showcased in Commons debate

A Martyr Worthy based rehabilitation facility was praised by Steve Brine as he opened a Parliamentary debate on acquired brain injury on Monday 18th June.