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NHS Reorganisation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 12th December 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 2:30 pm, 12th December 2018

My hon. Friend is quite right. One of the things that would help, particularly among women, is reintroducing the education maintenance allowance so we can bring forward student nurses and so forth. I will give a very quick example—I know you have been a bit lenient, Mr Gapes. In Coventry, a certain facility is starting to be moved to Birmingham. That is 16 miles away, so people are going to have to travel quite a distance. We still have difficulties getting through to NHS England, which arbitrarily comes along and says, “This is going to happen.” It looks as though it might happen unless we can find some alternative. Does my hon. Friend agree that that is no way to run a national health service?