Westminster

South West nurse takes safe staffing call to heart of government

Authored by News Desk

Nursing staff took the voices of their colleagues and the public to the heart of the Westminster government yesterday, calling for urgent action to fix the nursing workforce crisis in England.

Vicky Brotherton, a senior ophthalmic nurse at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, was among four nursing staff who went to Downing Street to hand in petitions totalling over 220,000 signatures...

Alison Seabeck speaks in Westminster to back Plymouth for City of Culture 2017

Authored by Alison Seabeck MP

Alison's speech in Westminster Hall on Tuesday follows below:

It is a huge honour for any city to win the title of UK city of culture, and I am sure all the bids will be strong. The value and kudos involved in winning are enormous. Sarah Shortland, who was vox-popped in The Herald in Plymouth, said:

“It would be good for Plymouth—I visited Liverpool after they won European...

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