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

Local MP pledges support to future of community cancer care

Wessex Cancer Trust, a charity dedicated to providing free and local emotional and practical support for anyone living with cancer throughout the region, hosted a visit from Steve Brine, MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford, who pledged his support to the way the charity is developing its servic

In the pink

Local MP Steve Brine visited Tesco’s Winchester store on 5th April to see Tesco ‘turn pink’ and encourage people to support Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

The Winchester Post - February 2019

Another full colour four-page newspaper - 100% positive in content - delivered to homes across Winchester within Steve Brine's constituency during February 2019. This newspaper is produced by Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP, Steve Brine.

The Chandler's Ford Post - February 2019

Another full colour four-page newspaper - with 100% positive content - delivered to homes across Chandler's Ford, Hiltingbury and Millers Dale within Steve Brine's constituency during February 2019.

Conference marks retirement of Edmund Jessop

Steve Brine spent time at Winchester Guildhall on Friday 11th January at a special conference held to mark the retirement of local health expert Edmund Jessop.

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.