The highlight for me this week has very much been the opening of the second local vaccine hub in the borough on Thursday at Hinckley Leisure Centre.
The new hub along, with another in Earl Shilton, means that patients from every GP surgery in Hinckley and Bosworth are now being vaccinated against Covid-19, it’s a real step forward on the road back to normality.
This week I have:
- Spoke with BBC Radio Leicester about the rollout of vaccinations, local hubs and the strategic hub in Birmingham – and why different options suit different people. You can listen to my interview here: https://fb.watch/31qjFB-Ofl/
- Asked the local government minister, Luke Hall, about securing fairer funding for essential council services here in Leicestershire. You can see my question here: https://www.drlukeevans.org.uk/news/dr-luke-calls-fairer-funding-leicestershire
- Took part in the Health and Social Care Select Committee where this week we took evidence on workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care.
- Received a briefing on the future of UK-EU relations from leading academics.
- Welcomed news from Leicestershire County Council of their decision to fund early years places where parents keep children at home due to lockdown.
- Met with Barwell based Community Interest Company ‘Barwellness and Community Space’ to hear about their plans for expansion.
- Worked with Openreach to bring forward the resumption of broadband in Kirkby Mallory after a car crashed into a telegraph pole.
- Spoke with school leaders at Market Bosworth Academy in Desford.
- Made a speech to the Midlands Innovation Health Partnership as they launched their report into the Covid-19 pandemic effort.
- Followed up for businesses with Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council about discretionary grants which have since been paid.
- And tomorrow I will be appearing on BBC Politics East Midlands on BBC1 from 9:45. Why not tune in to the debate?