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 thanks RHCH staff

Steve Brine has thanked staff at RHCH after a power outage at Southampton General Hospital resulted in them closing their Emergency Department and diverting to Winchester, Portsmouth and Basingstoke.

Science Centre launches 'changing places' campaign

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium has launched a £30,000 public appeal to fund the installation of a registered Changing Places toilet, an essential facility for many people with disabilities.

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.