Health and care dominates my week, with the opening session of the Health and Social Care Select Committee inquiry into prevention in which we looking at the key areas to prioritise during the inquiry, and then tomorrow we’re visiting Great Ormand Street to find out more about the new children’s cancer centre.
Tomorrow I’m joining a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Carers to discuss unpaid carers’ experiences of interacting with the NHS during the winter crisis, and how the NHS can best support carers. Back in Sheffield later in the week I’m meeting with the Local Medical Committee, which represents the city’s GPs, the Sheffield NHS Integrated Care Board, and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Also this week I’m chairing a roundtable on student exchanges organised by the APPG for International Students, meeting with the CEO of Universities UK to discuss the recently launched inquiry into the impact of the cost of living crisis on students among other things, attending the AGM of the APPG for Somaliland of which I’m a Vice-Chair, joining an event ahead of International Women’s Day hosted by ActionAid.
Once back in Sheffield, I’ll be participating in an inquiry of the UK Trade and Business Commission on financial services and fintech since Brexit, as well as catching up with local Labour members for the monthly meeting of my constituency party. I’ll also be speaking at a vigil on Friday evening in Sheffield Peace Gardens, organised by the Association of Ukrainians in the UK, to mark one year since Russia invaded Ukraine and to remember the many lives that have been lost.
On Saturday I’ll be out knocking on doors and meeting constituents in Walkley before heading to Bramall Lane to see if the Blades can recover our winning form.