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Derek Thomas is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Derek Thomas sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure people with (a) diabetes and (b) at risk of serious consequences from covid-19 are being actively reviewed by suitably qualified healthcare professionals.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that integrated care systems and sustainability and transformation partnerships have up-to-date guidance on the increased risk to people with uncontrolled diabetes of covid-19; and what steps he is taking to ensure that regional NHS teams are monitoring their plans to (a) identify and (b)...
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of psychologists (a) specialising in diabetes and (b) providing clinics for people with diabetes.
Conservative MP for St Ives
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Derek Thomas campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.