A busy month here and there

Iain Stewart MP
Iain Stewart MP

It has been a very busy month for me both in the House of Commons and in Milton Keynes.

The range of issues I get involved in is incredibly wide. Here are just a few of them.

Earlier this month I joined a young constituent in the House of Commons, Archie Campling, at the launch Pancreatic Cancer UK’s new Patient Charter. The charter is a handy booklet, aimed at giving patients and families the confidence to ask the right questions and get what they need at a difficult and confusing time. It will be an excellent tool for patients in Milton Keynes and throughout the UK.

Back in MK I have been working on several issues.

One major concern that is regularly being raised with me is the planned Health Centre on the Western Flank.

Last month I was disappointed to hear the council confirming it would be open in 2019.

In my opinion this is far too late.

The GP surgeries on the Western Flank are already under substantial pressures.

With families moving in now, I am concerned what will happen if there are no measures put in place to ease the situation. I have written to NHS England’s chief executive asking for assurances.

I also had some wonderful visits over the past few weeks. One was to meet GrandPart, a lovely group of grandparents who have, due to complex circumstances, become estranged with their grandchildren.

We discussed what can be done to improve advice and access. Based in Shenley Church End Parish Council, the group is always welcoming new members.

If you have been affected please contact my office and I will happily put you in touch.