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Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham, Selly Oak has voiced his support for The Biggest Fight Against Bone Cancer, an important new campaign to raise awareness of primary bone cancer.

Meeting with campaigners from Bone Cancer Research Trust Steve heard from Jamie Wood, a former bone cancer patient and amateur boxer who was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma in 2010. Jamie underwent 16 courses of chemotherapy and 3 major operations as part of his treatment.

Steve McCabe MP has joined campaigners and patients to spread awareness about the challenges dealt with by people living with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL).

Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, has learnt that new figures out today show mental health patients in need of care in their local hospitals are still being sent out of the local area.

NHS data has revealed that across England there were 528 Out of Area Placements active at the end of December 2016, of which 96% were due to the lack of a local bed. In the Midlands 115 Out of Area Placements were due to no local bed and 60 patients were placed at establishments more than 60 miles from their home.

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The future of Baverstock was first plunged into doubt in June last year, but the Department for Education assured the local MP that a sponsor would be found to rescue the secondary school. However, the Department for Education restarted their consultation into closure in January this year. The consultation ends tomorrow.

 

Speaking at Education Questions in the House of Commons, Steve McCabe MP said:

The Environment Agency have confirmed that they will be starting work on the Selly Park North flood scheme at the end of March/beginning of April 2017.

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Since the referendum last June, I have received a huge number of emails, letters and phone calls from constituents, both Leavers and Remainers asking me to vote for or against invoking Article 50 which allows the government to start the negotiations for Britain to leave the EU.

 

Local MP Steve McCabe is urging people who are struggling with energy bills to seek expert advice, as new research highlights many people are not aware of the help that is available.

Steve McCabe MP is backing Beating Bowel Cancer’s call to reduce the bowel cancer screening age from 60 to 50.

Steve met with campaigners, bowel cancer patients and families, health professionals and members of the Beating Bowel Cancer charity and learnt that variations in the screening age across the UK could be leading to thousands of bowel cancer patients in their 50s having a delayed diagnosis.

 

Friday 27th January marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

Steve McCabe MP is encouraging local charities in his constituency to apply for a share of a £6 million funding pot, raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. 

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