Brake invites Minister Norman to experience London cycling first-hand

Following up on an invite made in 2017, Tom Brake MP and Mike Hancock, a local resident and cyclist, have invited the new Minister responsible for cycling, Jesse Norman MP, to join them on an educational bike ride.

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Winter pressure figures show NHS facing a Christmas crisis

The Liberal Democrats have warned the NHS is facing a "Christmas crisis," after figures today showed hospitals are facing chronic bed shortages while thousands of patients are being left for an hour or more in ambulances outside A&E.

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Conservatives must increase NHS funding

The General Medical Council has warned that the medical profession is at "crunch point".

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Report condemns Government's complacency over rising homelessness

A report by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee has accused the government of being "unacceptably complacent" over rising levels of homelessness.

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A shocking 1.45 million people report major difficulties getting to hospitals

Tom Brake MP is calling for a government review into transport services for people travelling to and from medical appointments after 1.45 million individuals over the age of 65 reported having great difficulty getting to hospital for appointments.

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Rise in homelessness ahead of winter should shame Theresa May

There was a sharp rise in homelessness in England in the three months to September 2017, figures published recently have revealed.

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Govt adopts Liberal Democrat policy on animal welfare offences

The Liberal Democrats have welcomed Michael Gove's announcement to increase sentences for animal welfare offences to up to five years, a policy taken from the Liberal Democrat manifesto, but warn that he should clamp down on illegal pet imports.

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Tom Brake supports the Positively Women campaign

Tom Brake MP joins the Positively Women Campaign to end the pattern of women feeling embarrassed and confused regarding their health needs after 57% of women reported that they don’t feel comfortable talking about female health to medical professionals.

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Kerslake resignation must be final warning over NHS funding

Bob Kerslake, the highly respected head of the civil service in 2012-15, has quit as chair of King's College hospital board today, claiming the government has been "unrealistic about the scale of the challenge facing the NHS".

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Tom Brake MP supports Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative

Tom Brake MP is backing Unicef UK’s Baby Friendly initiative breastfeeding campaign which calls on the Government, local health services, and all community businesses to become baby-friendly spaces that support women breastfeeding.

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