ARCHIVED NEWS: DEC 2021 - JAN 2022
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NEW FUNDING FOR DENTISTRY
The Somerset Guardian, 26th January 2022
This week, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Primary Care and Patient Safety, Maria Caulfield, wrote to all Members of Parliament to announce the £50 million that the Government is awarding to dentistry. Throughout the pandemic...
EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME UPDATE
The Somerset Guardian, 19th January 2022
Last week, the Minister for Safe and Legal Migration, Kevin Foster, wrote to all Members of Parliament updating them on the EU Settlement Scheme, giving further information about support for applicants. As six months have passed since...
MAXIMISING NHS CAPACITY
The Somerset Guardian, 12th January 2022
Recently, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care wrote to Members of Parliament to set out the action being taken to maximise NHS capacity and ensure resilience as the pandemic continues. The Government has taken three main...
HAPPY NEW YEAR
The Farrington Gurney Parish Magazine, Jan/Feb 2022
The New Year represents change and new resolutions. This is as much the case in Parliament, as Members of Parliament return to Westminster, as it is elsewhere even as we continue to face challenges including Covid-19. Following the...
The Somerset Guardian, 22nd December 2021
As Christmas approaches it is worth dwelling on the role of Mary, the Mother of God and her role in salvation. It is a subject that has been considered by the doctors of the Church because it is fundamental to the coming of Christ, our saviour. Mary had...
GET BOOSTED NOW
The Somerset Guardian, 15th December 2021
This week, the Prime Minister wrote to all Members of Parliament emphasising the importance of vaccinations and boosters. Since the beginning of the year, we have seen that immunisation is the key to beating COVID-19. The UK was the first country...
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE UPDATE
The Somerset Guardian, 8th December 2021
This week, the Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, wrote to Members of Parliament detailing the launch of the Government’s ‘Health and Social Care Approach to Winter’. The Government is working hard to recruit 18,000 more staff, including nurses, healthcare...
THE NEW OMICRON VARIANT
The Somerset Guardian, 1st December 2021
This week, the Prime Minister wrote to all Members of Parliament to set out the Government’s response to the new Omicron variant, which I had, until now, assumed was pronounced O-micron rather than Omi-cron and I think is the American...