Health: Funding, GPs and Nurses


£40m investment in Gloucester and Cheltenham hospitals

“Absolutely delighted,” was the reaction by Gloucester MP Richard Graham to the news that the Gloucestershire NHS Hospitals Trust has been awarded £40m of additional investment by NHS England to modernise and improve facilities at both the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and the Cheltenham General

Great Performance from the GRH and the Capital Funding Bid

Despite the intense winter, our Gloucestershire Royal Hospital was ranked 15th out of 137 hospitals in January for their A&E performance. The Health Secretary agreed that this is thanks to the great work of the staff there.

Time to cap legal fees on NHS clinical negligence

There is currently no limit on legal costs claimed by lawyers in NHS cases of clinical negligence. These reimburse patients and families who’ve suffered from medical mistakes, but frankly too often lawyers have been the major beneficiaries.

Hospital Parking Charges: FairFuel Campaign

The Department of Health has published a clear set of principles to ensure that local parking charges are transparent and that local staff/visitors and their needs are taken into account (see:

Nursing Pay and the Budget

I fully respect nurses and the work that they do. I volunteer every year with our GRH to learn more about the pressures different people in our hospital face, and NHS Glos Nurses have saved the lives of four generations of my family – so I do value their care.

NHS Volunteer Awards

Today I spoke at the NHS Volunteers' Long Service Awards about my experiences of our great NHS volunteers. Watch my speech in full:

MP says all of Quedgeley to benefit from new Kingsway GP surgery

City MP Richard Graham said that planning permission given yesterday for the new GP surgery in Kingsway was the ‘last planning hurdle, successfully jumped’ for Gloucester’s largest surgery and ‘will benefit every resident of Quedgeley’.