Health Matters

I am determined to do what I can to ensure that the NHS works for one and all and that we properly integrate health and social care. This page aims to keep you up-to-date on my work on health and health in the news. 

To read the recently announced 'NHS Long Term Plan', please click here. 

News

Derek recognises the need for more NHS dentist provision

I recognise the need for comprehensive access to NHS dentists and myself and other Cornish MPs are working with Cornwall Council, Cornwall NHS and NHS England to try and improve access to NHS dentists. The following is what the current situation is in Cornwall and the rest of England; 

Derek tackles unfair PIP assessment tribunals

As a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee and through personal encounters with constituents, I have seen too many cases of obvious errors early on with PIP assessments that have led to unnecessary, and gruelling tribunals.

NHS Long Term Plan will help bring health services closer to home

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has welcomed the publication of the NHS Long-Term Plan, saying that he supports and has argued for many of the plan’s goals.

NHS England bosses say the 10-year plan, published on Monday, could save up to 500,000 lives by focusing on prevention.