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 addresses Westminster diabetes debate

Steve Brine spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on diabetes on Tuesday 8th January. The Winchester & Chandler’s Ford MP is also the Public Health Minister, and he responded to Sir John Hayes MP’s debate on behalf of the Government.

Minister addresses Bloodwise campaign launch

Steve Brine spoke about the NHS long-term plan and the ambition to diagnose 75% of all cancers at an early stage during a campaign launch on Parliament on Tuesday 8th January.

The one where Steve met Jamie & Jimmy

Steve Brine appeared as a guest on Jamie Oliver’s Channel 4 Show over the Christmas holiday period. He popped up in the café on Southend Pier as part of Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast to chat with the lads about health and their #Nutrition4Medics campaign.

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.