Westminster News

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.

Speeding up diagnosis for AS arthritis sufferers

As chair of a new group aiming to help those suffering from a painful form of inflammatory arthritis, West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas is pressing for an end to the long wait patients currently have for a correct diagnosis.

Fact and fiction in the smart meter roll-out

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has sponsored an event in Westminster at which MPs and civil servants were able to find out what is fact and what is fiction with regard to smart meters.

Derek Thomas backs West Cornwall's farmers

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has shown his support for British farming at Back British Farming Day in Westminster, recognising the crucial role farmers play in producing food and caring for the countryside.

British Horse Society

I was very pleased to host Martin Clunes, President of the British Horse Society, at the launch the society's new virtual reality film.

Funding boost for brain tumour research

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas, who chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Brain Tumours, has welcomed the Government decision to double its investment in brain cancer research to £40m a year in honour of former cabinet minister Dame Tessa Jowell.