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John Baron MP speaks at Macmillan’s Parliamentary Question Time

May 9, 2014
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John Baron MP speaks at Macmillan’s Parliamentary Question Time

MP says earlier diagnosis could save thousands of lives On Wednesday (7th May), John Baron MP was a member of the panel for Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual ‘Parliamentary Question Time’. Following the format of the television programme, the panel was asked questions by the audience, which was made up of Parliamentarians, charity representatives and...
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John Baron MP visits Basildon Hospital Radio for 40th Birthday Celebrations

May 2, 2014
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John Baron MP visits Basildon Hospital Radio for 40th Birthday Celebrations

MP joins in the celebrations with other VIP Guests at Basildon Hospital Today John Baron MP along with other guests, including Billericay Town Crier, Jim Shrubb joined Jacqui James and Alan Newman to join in the celebrations of 40 years of Basildon Hospital Radio (BHR1287) broadcasting. The event is running from the 1st May...
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John Baron MP promotes earlier diagnosis during cervical cancer debate

May 1, 2014
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MP: one-year cancer survival rates could save thousands of lives Today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP spoke in a debate about cervical cancer and the importance of screening. During the debate, John said, “Earlier diagnosis is cancer’s ‘magic key’. It is because we diagnose too late that between 5,000 – 10,000...
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister on cancer at PMQs

March 26, 2014
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MP seeks assurances over one-year survival rates Today during Prime Minister’s Questions, John Baron MP asked about the one-year cancer survival rate figures. These figures, broken down for each individual Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), measure the effectiveness of local cancer services, and in particular how good each CCG is at diagnosing cancer early. Late...
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John Baron MP raises local NHS accountability in Parliamentary cancer debate

March 11, 2014
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MP says CCGs must be held accountable on their one-year survival rates Today in Westminster Hall, John Baron MP spoke in a debate secured by Pauline Latham MP, on the subject of cancer prevention and treatment. John said, “The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer and the wider cancer community have long campaigned for the...
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John Baron MP welcomes decision to keep hyper acute stroke services at Basildon Hospital

March 7, 2014
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John Baron MP welcomes decision to keep hyper acute stroke services at Basildon Hospital

MP congratulates Basildon Hospital and local CCGs on increased investment Last year, NHS England announced proposals to close the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit at Basildon Hospital, and instead designate Southend Hospital as the local HASU. These proposals were controversial, not least because of issues with the reliability and robustness of the East of...
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John Baron MP hosts and speaks at Beating Bowel Cancer Parliamentary reception

January 30, 2014
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John Baron MP hosts and speaks at Beating Bowel Cancer Parliamentary reception

MP and Chief Executive ‘lift the lid’ on bowel cancer In his capacity as Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer , John Baron MP hosted a Westminster reception yesterday evening on behalf of the charity Beating Bowel Cancer to help raise awareness of the disease. At the reception, guests heard about...
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John Baron MP welcomes NHS emphasis on earlier diagnosis

January 17, 2014
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MP says new Outcomes Indicator Set is good news for cancer patients NHS England recently published the Outcomes Indicator Set (OIS) for 2014/2015. The OIS sets the priorities for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), which are responsible for NHS services at the local level. Last year, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC), of which...
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John Baron MP: ‘Britain Against Cancer’ Conference a huge success

December 13, 2013
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MP says new report highlights key challenges Earlier this week, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) held its annual ‘Britain Against Cancer’ (BAC) conference in Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. BAC is a major event in the cancer calendar, bringing together policymakers, cancer professionals, charities and patients. In all, around 600 delegates attended –...
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John Baron MP attends official opening of new ward at Basildon Hospital

December 6, 2013
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John Baron MP attends official opening of new ward at Basildon Hospital

John with Stephen Metcalfe MP, Ian Luder and Clare Panniker MP congratulates staff for ‘winter bed strategy’ John Baron MP today attended the official opening of a new ward at Basildon Hospital at the invitation of Clare Panniker, Chief Executive and Ian Luder, Chairman. John was shown around the new ward which is part...
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