As a proud A&E doctor at St George’s Hospital, I see the NHS at its best - there when people need it most; full of dedicated, hard-working, and valued staff. For 70 years, our NHS has been part of the fabric of our society. When I look around an Emergency Department, everything is on display: People's hopes, fears, pain and courage - it is a microcosm of wider society.
For the last 70 years, our NHS has been part of the fabric of our society, however, the decisions being made by the successive Conservative-led Governments have left our NHS underfunded and overwhelmed. Waiting times are up meaning charities are stepping in to keep some vital services running.
Our social care system is on its knees as our most vulnerable are stuck in hospital, unable to access the vital care they need in their own homes.
The choice is clear: trust me, your local doctor, with our NHS. Not Boris Johnson who wants to sell off NHS services to Donald Trump.
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- In June 2019 I spoke out against Trump and reiterated the NHS is not for sale.
- In January 2019 I spoke out against the Government's post-Brexit fee for EU citizens in solidarity with NHS staff.
- In July 2018 I appeared on The Andrew Marr Show to discuss the next 30 years of the NHS.
- In January 2018 I spoke out against the Government's political choice to under-fund the NHS.
- In January 2018 I wrote an article for The Mirror on the problems I see in my shifts as an A&E doctor.
- In January 2018 I wrote an article for the Evening Standard on the chronic under-resourcing of the NHS.
- In March 2017 I challenged the Health Secretary on Government under-funding of the NHS.
- In January 2017 I spoke out on the realities of Government under-funding the NHS.
- In January 2017 I challenged the Health Secretary on the winter crisis.
- In November 2016 I spoke out on the dangers of not investing in our social care.
- In July 2016 I challenged the Government's decision to abolish NHS student bursaries.