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John Baron MP welcomes interim Cancer Drug Fund

September 14, 2010
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MP highlights importance of Government announcement Today the Secretary of State for Health announced that the Government will be introducing a new £50m Cancer Drugs Fund in order to help cancer patients get greater access to appropriate treatments. This will be available from October this year, and will be in addition to the £200m...
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John Baron MP questions Health Secretary on NHS White Paper

September 14, 2010
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MP applauds Government’s decision to include one year cancer survival indicator Recently in the House of Commons, John Baron MP questioned the Health Secretary on the new NHS White Paper, which plans to close Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) and Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and move their commissioning powers over to GP consortia. John asked:...
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John Baron MP sponsors CLIC Sargent Parliamentary reception

September 14, 2010
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John Baron MP sponsors CLIC Sargent Parliamentary reception

MP pledges support for children and young people with cancer John Baron MP recently pledged his support for children and young people with cancer by sponsoring CLIC Sargent’s Parliamentary reception in the House of Commons. He committed to support CLIC Sargent’s vital work by signing a pledge along with other parliamentarians. John said: “Cancer...
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John Baron MP presses Health Secretary over one year cancer survival indicator

September 14, 2010
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MP highlights importance of early diagnosis Yesterday afternoon during Health Questions in the House of Commons, John Baron MP questioned the Right Honourable Andrew Lansley MP, Secretary of State for Health, about the importance of introducing a one year survival indicator. UK cancer survival rates are behind those of Europe and a key reason...
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John Baron MP hosts RNIB Parliamentary reception

September 14, 2010
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John Baron MP hosts RNIB Parliamentary reception

MP highlights the plight of 3,000 people in every constituency Yesterday, John Baron MP hosted the RNIB’s Parliamentary reception which was designed to give MPs a first hand experience of the everyday challenges faced by blind and partially sighted people. MPs were invited to wear a blindfold and then asked to carry out some...
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John Baron MP questions Government over age discrimination in NHS cancer services, and Avastin

September 8, 2010
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During Health Questions in the House of Commons yesterday, John Baron MP questioned both the Rt. Hon. Andrew Lansley CBE MP and Paul Burstow MP about the future of cancer services for the elderly. He also asked what measures could be introduced to reverse NICE’s recent...
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John Baron MP highlights the benefits of lung cancer nurses

August 10, 2010
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John Baron MP highlights the benefits of lung cancer nurses

John Baron MP recently met lung cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) to discuss the importance of their contribution when it comes to a patient’s treatment and care.  The National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses (NLCFN) recently launched a report that showcases the work of lung cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists and provides recommendations on how...
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John Baron MP pushes for greater recognition of carers in Basildon and Billericay

July 12, 2010
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MP highlights carers week 14-20 June John Baron MP has highlighted the valuable contribution of the many thousands of carers in Basildon and Billericay. New statistics, part of research issued to launch Carers Week (14-20 June), highlights that 75% of carers say they have lost touch with family and friends, while 4 out of...
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John Baron MP urges NHS to improve mental health services for children with autism

July 12, 2010
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  MP supports National Autistic Society’s campaign  John Baron MP has warned that thousands of children with autism in England are needlessly facing a future of mental health problems, because the NHS is struggling to help them. He is backing a new campaign by the National Autistic Society (NAS), You Need to Know, which...
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John Baron MP speaks at ovarian cancer pledge campaign

July 6, 2010
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John Baron MP speaks at ovarian cancer pledge campaign

John Baron MP attended the Parliamentary launch of Target Ovarian Cancer’s ‘Six Simple Steps’ campaign, and heard first-hand the story of local ovarian cancer patient Julia Buckley. The campaign aims to raise awareness among MPs of the little-known disease which kills thousands of women in the UK each year. John also addressed the event...
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