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MP meets local Cancer Research Ambassador in Westminster

12 July 2016

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert pledged his continued support for cancer research when he met local campaigner Jan Sheward in Westminster last week (Tuesday 5 July).


Nick Herbert backs local mum's cancer campaign

31 March 2015

Nick Herbert has pledged to back Storrington mum Jemma Peacock’s campaign to get a life-extending cancer drug reinstated.

 


MP meets cancer support charity in Hurstpierpoint

9 February 2015

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert met with a cancer support charity in Hurstpierpoint on Friday (6 February) in the week that Cancer Research UK announced that one in two people would be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives.


MP welcomes boost for cancer drugs

9 September 2014
Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert has welcomed a £160 million boost to the Cancer Drugs Fund that pays for access to expensive cancer treatments in England.


MP highlights support for West Sussex carers

23 June 2014

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert met Jennie Musgrove, Chief Executive of Carers Support West Sussex, in Eastergate on Friday (13 June) during national Carers Week.


MP joins snow event at Chestnut Tree House

20 December 2010
A special Christmas surprise was organised for children at the Chestnut Tree House on Friday (17 December).


Nick Herbert visits Royal Sussex County Hospital

29 November 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert met with the Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust on Friday (26 November) to hear about their plans for the future.


MP supports Christmas market in aid of children's charity

22 November 2010
A Christmas market that has been helping to raise money for a children’s charity in Sussex received a visit from local MP Nick Herbert on Friday (19 November).


MPs recognise vital role of carers

21 June 2010
West Sussex MPs Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs) and Andrew Tyrie (Chichester) joined carers and support workers in Chichester on Friday (18 June) for a local event to mark Carers Week.


Nick Herbert joins 'open session' at local opticians

15 February 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited a local opticians practice on Friday afternoon (12 February) to view some of the latest technology available for diagnosing eye conditions.


Lessons must be learnt from hospitals saga

30 November 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has welcomed the decision of the West Sussex Primary Care Trust to abandon its proposals to downgrade hospital services.


Nick Herbert visits Zimbabwe

15 September 2009
Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited Zimbabwe last week in his role as Co-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global TB.


Campaigners for research into muscle wasting disease lobby Parliament

22 June 2009
Campaigners seeking to raise awareness of a severe muscle wasting disease took their fight to Westminster last week (16 June).


Nick Herbert visits local health centre in Pulborough

14 April 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert paid a visit to the Primary Care Centre in Pulborough on Tuesday 7 April to meet with GPs, nurses and other health care professionals.


Nick Herbert supports Autism Bill in Commons

2 March 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has added his voice to a campaign to improve local services for people with autism.


Merged hospital trust must include both St Richard's & Worthing names

23 February 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has registered his “strong objection” to the proposed name for a new merged Trust that will manage St Richard’s and Worthing Hospitals from 1 April this year.


Nick Herbert's support for hospital trust merger is "totally conditional"

16 December 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has said that his support for the merger of two hospital trusts in West Sussex is “totally conditional” on retaining the full range of key services at both St Richard’s and Worthing hospitals.


Opening of new health centre at Steyning

13 October 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert officially opened the new health centre in Steyning on Friday afternoon (10 October).


Time to declare disastrous 'Fit for the Future' exercise dead

7 October 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has welcomed the announcement by West Sussex Primary Care Trust today that it is suspending its decision to downgrade local hospitals, but has called on them to declare their 'Fit for the Future' programme “dead”.


Nick Herbert supports lottery in aid of children's hospice

6 October 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has become the latest subscriber to a lottery set up by the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice near Arundel.


Nick Herbert visits GP surgery to discuss pharmacy changes

23 August 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has paid a visit to a local GP practice in Eastergate to discuss concerns about a new White Paper published by the Government.


Concern over application for pharmacy in Partridge Green

23 August 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has said that it makes “no sense” to open a pharmacy in Partridge Green if it leads to the closure of two GP surgeries in the village.


Nick Herbert welcomes decision to refer hospital changes

28 July 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has welcomed the decision of a local health committee to refer controversial proposals for reorganising hospital services in West Sussex to the Secretary of State for Health.


We should not be deciding between hospitals

28 May 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has repeated his view that none of the three acute hospitals in West Sussex should be downgraded – and he has warned the Primary Care Trust and the clinicians who supported them that they “will not be forgiven” if they allow St Richard’s to die.


New hospital model only goes halfway to meet local concerns

8 May 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has said that the West Sussex Primary Care Trust (PCT) has “only gone halfway to meet the concerns of local people” in its latest hospital plans, which he said remain “horribly divisive”.


Nick Herbert says PCT 'choice' campaign must be April Fool joke

31 March 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has branded a new campaign launched by the West Sussex Primary Care Trust "an April Fool joke".


Nick Herbert joins forces with 'golden boy' Figo to launch TB campaign

31 March 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert teamed up with Luis Figo, the former captain of the Portuguese football team, at the launch of the Stop TB Partnership’s ‘I am Stopping TB’ campaign on 17 March.


Nick Herbert gives evidence to local health committee

12 March 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert gave evidence to the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (JHOSC) at County Hall in Chichester last Wednesday (5 March).


Nick Herbert seeks clarification on hospital proposals

19 February 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert quizzed the West Sussex Primary Care Trust at a meeting in Pulborough on Thursday afternoon (14 February).


Nick Herbert welcomes PCT's re-think on hospital A&E services

12 February 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has welcomed a re-think by the West Sussex Primary Care Trust on its plans to downgrade Accident and Emergency services at local hospitals.


Nick Herbert visits Tuberculosis charity

21 January 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert paid a visit to the office of TB Alert in Brighton on Friday afternoon (18 January).


Nick Herbert responds to the 'Fit for the Future' consultation

14 November 2007
I have seen the formal responses from the Support PRH and KWASH campaigns, and from Andrew Tyrie MP in support of St Richard's Hospital, and I fully endorse them. There is no need for me to repeat the detailed arguments in these submissions, and I have made my points clear at successive public and private meetings with the PCT. However, as the only MP whose constituents use all three of the hospitals affected by the proposals, I wish to emphasise some general points.


Leadership needed to tackle global "scandal" of 1.6 million deaths from TB

14 November 2007
Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for international leadership to address the “scandal” of 1.6 million deaths across the globe every year as a result of tuberculosis (TB).


TB victim in warning to UK

12 November 2007
A tuberculosis crisis in South Africa should act as a wake-up call to tackle the growing cases of the disease in the UK, a TB victim warned today.


Cautious welcome for possible A&E reprieve, but the fight continues

7 November 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has given a cautious welcome to news that A&E services may be retained at all three hospitals in West Sussex, but has warned that the fight for full local services continues.


Nick Herbert urges public to reject all three hospital options proposed by PCT

22 October 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has urged the public to reject all three hospital reconfiguration options proposed by the West Sussex Primary Care Trust and instead to indicate their support for keeping acute services at all three hospitals in the county.


PCT told to "stop spinning and start listening"

24 September 2007
Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called on the West Sussex Primary Care Trust to “stop spinning and start listening” in its consultation on the future of local hospitals.


West Sussex should not be treated differently in hospital reconfigurations

29 August 2007
Commenting on reports from the Surrey Primary Care Trust Board meeting on Tuesday 28 August that both of the A&E departments under consideration for downgrading or closure in Surrey as part of the “Creating an NHS Fit for the Future” programme are likely to be retained, Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert said:


David Cameron promises "bare knuckle fight" over West Sussex hospitals

21 August 2007
Local hospital campaigners received high profile support this week when David Cameron promised the Government a “bare knuckle fight” over the future of West Sussex’s hospitals.


Villages have no voice in hospital consultation

10 July 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has written to John Wilderspin, the Chief Executive of the West Sussex Primary Care Trust, to raise concerns that many of the towns and villages in his constituency are being “left without a voice” in the current consultation on the future of West Sussex’s hospitals.


MPs unite to speak out against Sussex hospital downgrading

6 July 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has lambasted the Government and the West Sussex Primary Care Trust on their plans to downgrade two of West Sussex’s three acute hospitals.


Nick Herbert calls Parliamentary debate on the future of Sussex hospitals

2 July 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has secured a debate in the House of Commons this week to discuss the future of hospitals in Sussex.


Nick Herbert calls for review of abortion laws

7 June 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for a review of Britain’s abortion laws, arguing that advances in medical science now require a lower time limit than the current 24 weeks.


Figures show decline of NHS dentistry in the South Downs

30 April 2007
The number of people in the Arundel & South Downs constituency who have access to an NHS dentist has fallen dramatically since 1997.


Sussex Parkinson's Disease campaigner takes message to MPs

25 April 2007
West Sussex campaigners for people with Parkinson’s Disease took their message to MPs at Westminster last week.


Nick Herbert's concern over 1,000 job losses in local NHS

17 April 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has expressed concern after a new report by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) claimed that more than 1,000 posts have been lost in NHS trusts serving West Sussex in the past 18 months.


Nick Herbert witnesses efforts to tackle TB in India

16 April 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has visited India to witness at first hand the impact of tuberculosis in the sub-continent.


MP warns that Scottish votes to close West Sussex hospitals would be "intolerable"

12 March 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has said that it would be “intolerable” for a government to close hospitals in West Sussex using the votes of Scottish MPs.


Health campaigners converge on Westminster

17 January 2007
Hundreds of representatives of hospital campaigns have converged on the House of Commons to protest at the Government’s plans to reconfigure health services across the country.


Nick Herbert criticises SHA's new "propaganda" post

15 December 2006
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has criticised a plan by the South East Coast Strategic Health Authority (SHA) to appoint a Director of Communications with a brief to sell the proposed downgrading of local hospitals.


West Sussex could be left with only one major hospital

1 December 2006
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has expressed dismay that West Sussex Primary Care Trust (PCT) is taking forward the reconfiguration of acute hospitals in West Sussex based on the assumption that only one major general hospital will be sustainable in the county.


A&E admissions in West Sussex on the rise

27 November 2006
Figures revealed in a Department of Health reply to a question tabled by Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert show that the number of people being admitted to Accident and Emergency departments in local hospitals has risen by nearly a fifth in the past three years alone.


Arundel Hospital beds will remain for local people, Nick Herbert is told

29 November 2005
Arundel Hospital beds will remain available for local people, Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has been told by the Western Sussex Primary Care Trust.


Nick Herbert highlights local NHS deficits in Commons debate

16 November 2005
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called on the Government to recognise the damaging impact that NHS deficits are having on healthcare in West Sussex.


Nick Herbert seeks urgent meeting on future of Arundel Hospital

7 November 2005
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert is seeking an urgent meeting with the Western Sussex Primary Care Trust (PCT) to discuss proposed changes at Arundel Hospital.


MP sees "harrowing" impact of HIV/AIDS and TB epidemics in Africa

12 September 2005
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has spoken of the “harrowing” impact of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) epidemics which he witnessed on a visit to Kenya last week.


MP backs "World's Biggest Coffee Morning" for Macmillan Cancer Relief

26 July 2005
Nick Herbert, MP for Arundel and South Downs, has pledged his support for Macmillan Cancer Relief's efforts to improve local cancer services in Sussex by backing the "World's Biggest Coffee Morning".


media library

Articles

Palliative Care

25 November 2010


NHS reforms

15 July 2010


Carers Week

18 June 2010


Ratings

4 December 2009


Meet Nick Herbert MP

24 November 2009


Local Hospitals

20 November 2009


Zimbabwe, September 2009

11 September 2009


Swine Flu

17 July 2009


Hospitals, December 2008

18 December 2008


Nick's Week, November 2008

6 November 2008


Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill

23 October 2008


Steyning Health Centre

16 October 2008


Fit for the Future

9 October 2008


Pharmacies

7 August 2008


End of Life Care

17 July 2008


NHS

3 July 2008


The War on XDR-TB

24 March 2008


Nick's Week, March 2008

20 March 2008


Mental Health

3 January 2008


Foot and Mouth Disease

22 November 2007


Nick's Week, November 2007

15 November 2007


Speeches

Nick speaks at a World Health Conference on TB

10 November 2007


West Sussex Hospitals

8 November 2007


Videos

Save St Richards Hospital - Nick Herbert MP Speaks Out

28 October 2007


Hospital Infections

18 October 2007


The fight against cancer

21 September 2007


Health Minister dodges local health concerns

5 July 2007


Hospital provision in West Sussex

5 July 2007


Launch of hospital consultation

21 June 2007


Tuberculosis in India

29 March 2007


'Fit for the Future' consultation

1 March 2007


Nick Herbert MP at the Princess Royal Hospital vigil

10 December 2006


Tuberculosis

26 October 2006


Stroke Care

30 November -1


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