Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

NHS Pay Debate

My speech in full from the debate on NHS pay (Sept 13 2017) calling for decent pay for all public sector workers - poverty is a political choice, not a necessity. The first order of business should be congratulating the Scottish Government on removing the cap on public sector pay rises. We should note, too, that, as my hon. Friend Dr Whitford said,...
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Supporting junior doctors in England

The changes to contracts for junior doctors which have led to strike action do not apply in Scotland, as the NHS is devolved and the Scottish Government has taken a different approach.Nevertheless, many constituents have expressed concern about the new pay&conditions being imposed on junior doctors by the UK Government, a...
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BROCK CALLS FOR APOLOGY FROM COOPER FOR 'CONDESCENDING' ABORTION COMMENT

Deidre Brock MP has called for an apology from Yvette Cooper for suggesting that Scotland is less well equipped to deal with decisions on sensitive healthcare issues like abortion than Westminster.In a letter to Ms Cooper, Ms Brock challenged her to provide evidence that 'smaller jurisdictions' were more likely to have the interests of women underm...
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UK Government must act to unlock off-patent drugs

Deidre Brock MP has called for the UK Government to help make cost effective, lifesaving drugs more readily available on the NHS.The Edinburgh North and Leith MP is backing the Off-patent Drugs Bill which would make it easier for older drugs to be licensed and used for a secondary purpose. Ms Brock said:-"Drugs licensing is a reserved issue, but th...
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CALL FOR ACTION TO UNLOCK OFF-PATENT DRUGS

Deidre Brock MP has called for the UK Government to help make cost effective, lifesaving drugs more readily available on the NHS.The Edinburgh North and Leith MP is backing the Off-patent Drugs Bill which would make it easier for older drugs to be licensed and used for a secondary purpose. Ms Brock said:-"Drugs licensing is a reserved issue, but th...
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