This week I have constituents coming to the House of Commons for meetings, discussions with Punch Taverns who are major employer in the constituency and also I shall be trying to meet the local doctors who are attending the Commons in Wednesday. They are part of the Specialist Orthopaedic Alliance (SOA) - which is a coalition of medical providers which contributes significantly to the provision of orthopaedic care of patients in the UK. Through projects such as Getting It Right First Time with its links to Lord Carter’s work in procurement, SOA members have led the way in the NHS’s drive to deliver better care and value through improved outcomes and productivity. Many of my local orthopaedic surgeons from the Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Trust are going to be at the event in Westminster in Wednesday.
Today will feature a long debate on the Housing and Planning Bill. I am one of the whips on duty today with a packed diary, but will try and pop out to meet TUC representatives who are attending the commons to lobby the Commons and Lords.
More details on the Housing Bill can be found here: http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7331