Last week I shadowed staff at two local Job Centres and Arrowe Park Hospital.
Constituents often raise issues to do with the NHS and the Department for Work and Pensions with me so I feel it is really important that politicians see the work that happens at ground level first hand.
I find that shadowing staff provides a helpful and comprehensive insight into the services provided by the likes of the NHS and Job Centres.
Both the NHS and Job Centres play a very important part in the lives of the people who need to access their services and all MP’s will have constituents that this applies to.
Last week I also met with the Port Sunlight River Park committee which I chair to discuss plans for the up and coming annual general meeting.
The meeting will present an opportunity for those who have expressed an interest in the park previously to hear about what has happened in the park’s first year.
If you are interested in finding out more but haven’t been to one of the meetings before then you are welcome to come along to this meeting. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
It will be held on 29th October at the Lyceum in Port Sunlight at 7pm.
Last Friday night I met with a group of junior doctors to discuss the changes to their contracts that would mean they are working longer hours, with a potentially dangerous effect on patient safety.
It could also have a financial effect on female junior doctors who would have to make a choice between having a family, and staying in work.
The doctors I spoke to talked with passion about their love of the job, and were a credit to their profession. But they are concerned primarily about the impact on patient safety these changes would have, and I would encourage any other doctors with concerns to get in touch with me.