November 7, 2018

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

Jo Stevens MP looking at the report with representatives from Heart UK

I met with HEART UK in Parliament at the launch of their report into cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its effect on the UK. CVD is responsible for 160,000 deaths across the UK every year, that’s a quarter of all deaths across the UK. It’s also one of the leading causes of premature death with 40,000 people dying prematurely from CVD …

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June 6, 2018

Cancer Research Prevention Event

I joined Cancer Research staff and campaigners, along with medical professionals, this week for an event in Parliament. Cancer Research work on funding scientific research into curing cancer but also do important work on cancer prevention. According to Cancer Research data, four in ten cancers in the UK can be prevented and the most common causes of cancer are smoking, …

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July 7, 2017

TVT Mesh Campaign

TVT (or Transvaginal) Mesh surgery is a medical procedure used to treat incontinence and prolapse. An increasing number of women have reported complications since having the surgery, with many suffering from chronic and debilitating pain as a result of the procedure. Lots of MPs have been contacted by women injured by mesh implants and campaigners want them banned. I am …

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April 18, 2016

Urgent Questions – Junior Doctor Contracts

In an urgent debate granted by Speaker John Bercow, I was able to question Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his handling of the junior doctors’ dispute. The urgent question was granted to my Labour colleagues after Jeremy Hunt unexpectedly abandoned his repeated threat to impose a new contract on junior doctors – a move that has led to four strikes …

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