ULHT in Special Measures

Following the release of the outcome of recent inspections at ULHT hospitals, it is obviously very disappointing for all involved, and for local people generally, that they are once again in special measures.

Superfast Broadband

The latest updates I have received on Superfast broadband say the rollout is now available to 92% of premises nationally, of which around 4.3 million have got their availability thanks to the Government’s Superfast Broadband Programme.

Triggering of Article 50

Many will know I voted Remain, but equally I have always been clear that Brexit would not be a disaster.

I accepted the result and I respect the views of the British people, as well as the democracy that we are so proud of as a country.

Grantham Relief Road

Brilliant to see work on the 'Grantham Relief Road' is now underway, and the ground has been cleared for the new junction off the A1. The final product will mean that you don't need to go through Grantham on the A52 any more and I hope will FINALLY help to deal with the congestion issue.

Greater Lincolnshire LEP

Great to hear from Sajid Javid that the Greater Lincolnshire LEP will be receiving £29.45 million of funding as part of this round of Growth Deals.

Budget 2017

I am pleased with the news of new investment in Social Care and also support for new schools and technical qualifications, which I worked on myself whilst a Minister in the Department of Education.

Ben Bradley - STP Debate

Last week, I was able to attend the first debate in Grantham on behalf of our MP Nick Boles, and to put some question to the clinicians involved in the STP process.

St Barnabas Hospice

Visit by Ben Bradley;

This morning I met with Chris and Cathie from St Barnabas Hospice at Grantham Hospital, where they are providing fantastic community-led care for patients both on this site in the 'hospice within a hospital' and across the county in other locations.