Dr Luke’s Weekly Update – 7 March 2020

The biggest story in this week’s news, both in the Palace of Westminster and the streets of Hinckley and Bosworth, has undoubtedly been the impact of Coronavirus and the Government’s reaction to it.

As your MP and a General Practitioner I have obviously taken a great interest in this important issue; including questioning the Chief Medical Officer in my Health Select Committee role.

My website has been updated with my views which you can read by clicking this link: https://www.drlukeevans.org.uk/news/update-concerning-coronavirus-covid-19

I cannot stress the important of washing you hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds often or using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available, you can find more advice from the NHS here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Aside from that I have:

  • In the chamber of the House of Commons asked the Secretary of State for Education for a meeting to discuss funding for a new roof at Hinckley Academy John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre.
  • Met with fellow Leicestershire MPs where we discussed fairer funding for our local authorities and extra resources to tackle flooding.
  • Spoke in the debate on the Medicines Management Bill about reducing prescription medication waste.
  • Celebrated World Book Day with fellow MPs.
  • Raised the subject of rural health inequalities in the Health Inequalities debate.
  • Visited Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council’s Annual Rural Conference at Twycross.
  • Held a meeting with Market Bosworth Parish Council hearing about their neighbourhood plan and potential redesign of the town market square.
  • Met with the Chief Executive and Chair of Trustees at Twycross Zoo where I heard about their plans for the coming years (and I got to feed a giraffe too!)