Queen’s Speech debate – Our NHS

June 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm / by

Queens Speech

For my contribution to the Queen’s Speech debate, I spoke in the time allocated for matters of health and security.

I opened my remarks today by stressing my gratitude to the medical professionals at the Royal Free Hospital, and those across the country, for the unrelenting professionalism with which they have responded to the horrific tragedies the country has suffered over the past few months.

I then addressed the challenges facing the NHS also come from policy decisions taken in Parliament, and I stated my belief that is no bigger challenge than that posed by a hard Brexit. I talked about the consequences of the Government’s feeble offer for EU nationals, in particular the problems it could create within the NHS

The full speech can be viewed here and below.