Omicron, the local NHS, Afghan children, gambling harm, and city centre developments – some of my week ahead
The impact of the omicron variant has made tomorrow’s votes on new measures to limit transmission the focus for Parliament in the last week before the Christmas recess – and I’m setting out why I support the proposals to constituents who have written. Above all I’m joining colleagues in urging everyone to get boosted and, if not already, vaccinated.
During the week ahead I’ll be meeting with the Sheffield NHS Clinical Commissioning Group to discuss the latest developments with the pandemic and the impact of the vaccination booster programme on local services – do get in touch if there’s anything you would like me to raise. I’m also meeting with the new CEO of the Children’s Hospital and catching up with the leaders of the City Council.
My other meetings this week include an update on the latest position with city centre developments, a discussion with the Director of Public Health on gambling related harm, a briefing from the CEO of the Nuclear Industry Association, and a Q&A with local Labour members. I’ll also be promoting my Christmas Appeal for Afghan children facing starvation, which has already raised more than £3,000 – my thanks to everyone who has contributed.
Parliament goes into recess on Thursday for Christmas and the New Year, and we return on 5 January.