Health and care issues dominate my week. We’ve the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s second evidence session continuing our inquiry into assisted dying and, as well as the formal session, I’ll be chairing on online roundtable for people with lived experience and meeting a campaigner with motor neurone disease.
On Tuesday morning I’m talking on Radio Sheffield about NHS dentistry and later in the day I’ll be speaking a Westminster Hall debate on the case for national strategy for eye health. In between, I’ll be presenting evidence from the Young Carers and Young Adult Carers All-Party Parliamentary Group on Tuesday to a meeting of the APPG for Carers which is reviewing the Government’s Carers’ Action Plan.
I’ll also be going to the Petitions Committee pre-hearing for a debate on student suicide and the responsibility of universities, both in my capacity as a member of the Health Select Committee and as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Students – and I’ll be joining colleagues from the Universities APPG for a discussion with Skills, FE and HE Minister Robert Halfon MP.
Other commitments this week include a meeting of the APPG on Gambling Harm on the recent White Paper, an event to mark the 32nd Anniversary of Somaliland Reclamation of Sovereignty and Statehood, and the funeral of former Labour Councillor Jan Fiore who I worked with over several years before my election as an MP.