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  • Article: Apr 6, 2020

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has joined over 40 MPs from across the political spectrum in calling for greater mental health support during the coronavirus lockdown.

    Writing to the Health Secretary, the MPs expressed fears that government advice to stay at home will leave people "worried about coronavirus, their jobs, housing" and "anxious about their family's health and their own."

  • Article: Apr 6, 2020

    MPs have written to the Health Secretary urging him to prioritise the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for radiotherapy professionals and to take steps to boost radiotherapy capacity to save lives.

    In the letter from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Radiotherapy, which is chaired by local MP Tim Farron, the MPs set out that they have received reports that 'patients are now demanding that the clinicians wear PPE' and expressed concern that 'some radiotherapy centres have no PPE and little priority has been given to this work force and patient group'.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2020

    Local MP Tim Farron has thrown his support behind a new fundraiser to support care workers who have been affected by coronavirus.

    The fund has been setup by the Care Workers' Charity, and is being supported by More United, a cross-party network of MPs. The fund will give grants to those on the front line of the care service in the event that they have to self-isolate.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2020

    Local MP Tim Farron has claimed a campaign victory as the Government announces it will write off over £13bn of NHS debt and he has called for investment in Covid-19 testing and PPE for NHS staff.

    The announcement comes after Tim revealed last year through a freedom of information request that £607,404,854 worth of interest on outstanding debt was paid by NHS Trusts to the Department for Health and Social Care in the previous five years.

  • Article: Apr 2, 2020

    Local MP Tim Farron has written to the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, to make the case for the Government to provide hospitals in Morecambe Bay with ventilators before they see a steep rise in the number of coronavirus cases.

    In his letter to the Secretary of State, Tim said local health care professionals had reported to him that they had serious concerns about the Government's plans to deliver the ventilators on a 'just in time delivery' basis.