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The Government is Increasing Hospital Capacity across Bucks

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I was pleased to receive the news this week that Stoke Mandeville Hospital would receive £10.58 million in extra funding to increase capacity as part of the Urgent and Emergency Care Recovery Plan. This investment is part of the £250 million recently allocated by the Government to increase capacity at NHS hospitals and it will help Wycombe residents. This investment will enable the Trust to build a new unit at Stoke Mandeville which will provide space for up to an […]

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A response to Wycombe Labour’s Open Letter

I have received an open letter from the Labour candidate for Wycombe about the action we are taking to help address the pressures on the NHS in the constituency. The full text of my response can be found below: “Dear Emma, Thank you for your campaign email about the NHS. I do not usually help my partisan opponents by responding to their open letters: it is a diversion from serving Wycombe residents. Exceptionally, I am replying with some wider points to correct some of the claims […]

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Domestic Production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Pleased to have an update from the Department for Health and Social care on the Governments plans to ramp up domestic production of personal protective equipment (PPE). The provision and distribution of PPE to our frontline staff is critical. The Government have expanded our warehousing and distribution facilities to manage the unprecedented levels of demand across the wider public sector, calling on resources from the Department of Health & Social Care, the NHS and the Ministry of Defence. In the […]


A huge thanks to Sabeti Wain Aerospace who are now making scrubs for our local NHS

A huge thanks to Sabeti Wain Aerospace who are now making scrubs for our local NHS after I put them in touch with NHS leaders. If you’re an NHS or other healthcare provider who needs scrubs, Sabeti Wain can help you – get in touch here: https://www.sabetiwainaerospace.com/location-and-contact


Coronavirus Testing & support for NHS Providers

The Government have launched a new plan to dramatically ramp up Coronavirus testing so that by the end of this month, we can carry out 100,000 tests every day in England. But in the meantime, the most important thing to do is for people to stay at home Significant progress to increase testing has already taken place across the country to protect the vulnerable, support our NHS, and ultimately save lives. The have published a new 5-point strategy, bringing together government, […]

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Political promises about A&E at Wycombe Hospital

Update: Many thanks to the national journalists who have taken an interest in this story. As I replied to Adam Boulton earlier: No. I’d *love* a full modern emergency department in #Wycombe. Of course. But please read the articles. — Steve Baker (@SteveBakerHW) November 19, 2019 At each election I have contested since 2010, every other candidate has always said they will get A&E back to Wycombe Hospital. This election appears to be no different.   But Wycombe already has an […]

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The Urgent Treatment Centre at Wycombe Hospital

When I stood for election in 2015 and 2017, I said I was demanding an NHS Urgent Treatment Centre at Wycombe Hospital, which is classed by the NHS as a Type 3 A&E. I am delighted our Urgent Treatment Centre was officially opened in December 2018. The Centre is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is led by GPs and staffed by doctors and nurses. You can just turn-up at the centre if you need urgent, […]

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Conservatives are strengthening our NHS

In Wycombe, we are proud of the improvements our local NHS staff have delivered since 2010. By keeping our economy strong we’ve been able to support our NHS since 2010. That’s why we are providing the biggest cash boost in the history of the NHS and the Prime Minister is making it his immediate task to ensure that people start seeing this funding in their local GP surgeries and local hospitals. This will make a real difference to the lives of NHS staff and patients in […]

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NHS Infrastructure and waiting times for GP appointments

I recently asked sent a number of Written Parliamentary Questions to the Department of Health and Social Care. I asked the Department what steps were being taken to build and renovate hospitals over the next ten years; and what steps were being taken to reduce GP waiting times in Wycombe. You can read the full answers below, but I was pleased that: Around £2.4 billion has been awarded since July 2017 to modernise and transform the NHS’s buildings and services. […]

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NHS Long Term Plan

I was pleased to see the Government outline the NHS Long Term Plan, an historic moment for patients in Wycombe and across the country, which will protect the health service now and for generations to come, ensuring the NHS is always there for you and your family. Thanks to the Government’s investment of £20.5 billion a year in real terms by 2023-24, the Long Term Plan will transform patient care and seek to ensure every penny of taxpayer’s money is […]

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