MP: ‘We need better health support’

Andrea Leadsom, MP for South Northants
Andrea Leadsom, MP for South Northants

Patients in South Northants travel too far for medical treatment and our MP wants something done about it.

Andrea Leadsom says that basic healthcare needs are not being met within the region, and has called on the Nene Clinical Commissioning Group to sort it out.

Residents in South Northants have been found to claim less in healthcare expenditure than other parts of the country, and the MP says that this is an even greater reason to help them.

Her comments come as plans were announced for new GP facilities in Brackley and Towcester, and the MP says the CCG must push to ensure they happen.

She said: “I’m keen to ensure that new services are offered to local residents who otherwise have to travel as far as Northampton, Oxford and Milton Keynes for basic healthcare needs such as physiotherapy and eye clinics.

“With the recent announcement of the closure of Brackley Cottage Hospital, I am more determined than ever to ensure people across the local constituency have local access to the services they need.

“In a recent very 
helpful meeting with Dr Philip Stevens, the clinical lead for South Northamptonshire on the Nene CCG, we discussed the fact that local residents demand less than the average per head of healthcare expenditure, and on that basis I have written to Darin Sieger, the chair of the CCG to seek his support on this vital area.”