In Easington constituency we have just received the latest copy of ‘Easington News’; a newsletter put out by our Member of Parliament, Grahame Morris.
I gloss over the main article: Together we will save our NHS; instead focusing on another ‘health issue’: Building Sustainable GP Services. In this article Grahame Morris writes: Grahame Morris called for all parties to raise the educational aspiration of children in East Durham in order to tackle GP shortages. The article continues: Welcoming Labour’s commitment to recruit 8,000 new GPs, in a Common debate, Mr. Morris, a member of the Health Select Committee said: We can only address health inequalities if increased numbers of GPs are directed to the areas where they are most needed. The only way to tackle GP shortages in areas like East Durham is to grow our own. We need a new generation of GPs from working class backgrounds with a personal interest in improving the health and well being of their own community.