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The campaign has been launched with the release of their report called ‘It’s not a game: the very real costs of having a premature or sick baby’, whichis based on a survey of over 1300 parents and 178 hospitals in England, Scotland and Wales. The report found that:

 

Steve McCabe MP is backing the Alzheimer’s Society’s initiative, Dementia Friends which aims to create more support and awareness for those living with Dementia.

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, has branded the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement as weak and ineffective compared to the scale of the crisis hitting families across the West Midlands.

Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, has slammed Government plans to bring down energy bills, claiming not only will they not help the majority of people but it will also result in the scrapping of  special pensioner tariffs.

 

The Government is set to introduce new rules forcing energy companies to reduce the number of tariffs they offer to four, in an aim to ensure every household is on the cheapest tariff.

 

Steve McCabe gave his support for charities contributing to “Recipes for Success”, a book which shares the experiences of 14 charities who have worked with the NHS to improve patient services. The book aims to help other charities who are considering similar partnerships.

 

Steve said births per midwife were rising. Figures for the first quarter of 2012 show that 4,600 more babies were born in England than in the same period of the previous year. These figures suggest that more than 700,000 babies will be born in England this year, which will be the highest number of any year since 1971. Even before this most recent rise, the growing number of births per midwife has worsened in the North West, the West Midlands, London and the South West.

The British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) ‘Tweet off’ encouraged MPs to help beat heart disease by competing against their fellow MPs in a re-tweeting contest.

 

By taking part in the ‘Tweet off’, Steve hoped to raise awareness of National Heart Month; a time when the BHF urges people in the UK to think about their hearts and the hearts of those around them.

 

Steve also took part to encourage his 4,200 followers to get fundraising for the nation’s heart charity.

 

Speaking in the Commons on Thursday evening (31 January), Steve called on the Government to commit to reforming the system by which vehicle license plates are produced and registered. The scheme has come under criticism in recent years by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).

 

Steve met with bowel cancer patients and the charity Beating Bowel Cancer to talk about the importance of good experiences for all patients as part of their campaign, Be Loud, Be Clear. The campaign is pushing for higher standards and better care for bowel cancer patients

 

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