Healthcare in Witham

25th July 2017

On Friday, 21 July 2017, the Mid and South Essex Success Regime was awarded the status of ‘advanced’. The Success Regime is an organisation set-up to develop plans on how all parts of the local health system will improve the health and wellbeing for the population, enhance service quality and sustainability; and, deliver financial security.

The ‘advanced’ status will mean that the Success Regime will be able to apply for capital funding from the NHS. This additional funding will be used with Braintree District Council to build the new health centre in Witham and fulfil the Regime’s ambitions to improve access and experience of patients.

Local MP, Priti Patel, has welcomed this announcement and called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, and Secretary of State for Health, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, to prioritise Witham’s patients, and their health needs, by endorsing the Success Regime as it seeks additional funding to build Witham’s health centre.

Priti commented:

“I have called on my colleagues in Government to put Witham’s patient needs first and provide their support to secure additional funding from the NHS to build the new health centre.

Patients in Witham will know from experience the great difficulty they have with basic access to a GP in the town. This is due to the increase in demand for services in Witham which is why it is essential for the Success Regime to be granted the additional funding to build the new facility.

The new facility will integrate outpatient, pharmacy, community and primary care services in a significant way; and crucially, build capacity for the future. It will also provide patients most in need of greater access to a variety of services security and stability for the long term future.

I am delighted with this announcement and through strong representation to decision makers to prioritise my constituent’s healthcare needs, I aim to secure the necessary funding for this project.”

A12/A120 Consultations

Strategic Road Network Consultations

There are two important consultations running at the moment on key strategic road infrastructure improvements - the A12 widening scheme and the upgrading of the A120. Priti has been campaigning to secure new investment in these roads and has welcomed the consultations taking place. Members of the public can review the proposals for the A12 and A120 at the weblinks below, attend consultation events, and respond to the consultation. Feel free to also contact Priti by email to: WithamMP@parliament.uk with your views too.

Widening the A12

Upgrading the A120

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