Health Committee publishes Commissioning report

January 20th, 2011

On 19th January the Health Select Committee published its report into NHS Commissioning.  The report scrutinises the Government’s plans to hand over £80bn of the NHS budget to GPs, as outlined in last year’s White Paper.  After hearing evidence from …

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Young Scientist of the Year

January 19th, 2011
Valerie and BBC Young Scientist of the Year

Valerie takes a keen interest in the status of science in education and funding for science at our universities, herself being a science graduate with a degree in Biochemisty.  Therefore she was pleased to meet BBC Young Scientist of the Year …

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Remembering Noor Inayat Khan

January 12th, 2011
Noor Inayat Khan (1914-1944)

In June 2010 Valerie tabled an Early Day Motion seeking the support of other MPs for the campaign for a permament memorial to Second World War heroine Noor Inayat Khan, in Gordon Square, London.   34 MPs from all parties signed the EDM. Valerie has …

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Health Committee publishes report on Public Expenditure

December 14th, 2010
The Health Committee hears evidence from the Secretary of State

On 14th December 2010 the cross-party Commons Health Select Committee, of which Valerie Vaz MP is a member, published a report into Public Expenditure.  The report addresses the implications of the Spending Review for health and social care services.  It …

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Sustainable Livestock and Fish Fight Campaign

December 13th, 2010
Valerie with Levi Roots and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall

Recently Valerie showed her support for the Sustainable Livestock Bill by attending an event called “Celebrating Sustainable Foods” at the Houses of Parliament with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Levi Roots.  Valerie is also a supporter of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight Campaign and …

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Celebrating success at Alumwell College

November 24th, 2010
Prize giving at Alumwell College

On Wednesday 24th November, Valerie Vaz MP for Walsall South attended the Presentation Evening at Alumwell Business and Enterprise College as a special guest.  Valerie Vaz MP was pleased to present a variety of awards to the pupils at Alumwell and to celebrate their achievements …

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Walsall Women’s Arts Festival

November 20th, 2010
At Salaam Arts Festival

On Saturday 20th November Valerie Vaz MP was a speaker at the Salaam Arts Festival: Inspiring Women’s Talents at The New Art Gallery in Walsall.  The Salaam Arts Festival is an event which aims to identify and cultivate the artistic talents of Muslim women …

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Valerie visits local pharmacy in Caldmore Green

November 19th, 2010
Mid-Counties Co-operative Pharmacy - Caldmore Green

On Friday 19th November Valerie visited the Midcounties Co-operative Pharmacy in Caldmore Green.  Local pharmacists highlighted how pharmacies could continue to help improve services available under the National Health Service.  In particular the discussion focused on the creation of community pharmacies that could reduce the pressure on …

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