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NHS Long-Term Plan: Implementation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:51 pm on 1st July 2019.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 3:51 pm, 1st July 2019

Yes, I agree very strongly with that. When I said that my right hon. Friend Robert Halfon was one of the best constituency advocates, I forgot my hon. Friend Alex Chalk, who is also one of the best, and certainly the best advocate for Cheltenham, that the House has ever seen. He is absolutely right in the substance of his question, which is that we must have the support for the workforce we need, including in emergency medicine, to ensure high-quality emergency facilities near to people—where they are needed—and he makes that case with respect to the expansion of services at Cheltenham Hospital, which he supports incredibly strongly.