MP Calls for Investment in GP Services

Jon at Rainham GP
MP Calls for Investment in GP Services

Jon Cruddas, Labour MP for Dagenham and Rainham, met with North East London NHS senior management (4 Nov) to discuss their plans for GP and primary health care services across Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park. Jon is concerned that the area has seen a contraction in local GP surgeries in recent times whilst housing development has continued at a large scale in the south of Havering.

Jon said: “health services have been diminishing due to government cuts for the last decade, yet the population continues to grow with mass development across the south of my constituency. It isn’t sustainable, and I am working hard with NHS partners and the CCGs to try and get the quality service and health provision local people desperately need.”

Margaret Mullane, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Dagenham and Rainham, added: “Residents of Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park see major housing schemes being built in their communities putting added pressure on GP and NHS services.

“I will be campaigning for improved local health care services and increased GP numbers. I have been told by a patient of the South Hornchurch Health Centre that there is currently a 29 day wait for a doctor’s appointment. This is not good enough and not what we expect from our health service.”