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At Parliamentary Health questions today (Tuesday 9 February 2016) West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper demanded that the Health Secretary ensures the 'Capsticks' report which investigated the bullying culture at Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust be made publicly available.

MP Rosie called on Jeremy Hunt to honour his commitment to openness and transparency in the NHS. In response the Health Secretary committed to looking into the matter and thanked Rosie Cooper for highlighting the issue of bullying in the NHS, which is on the rise.

Rosie Cooper MP understands the the investigation report produced by law firm, Capsticks, has now been completed.  Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust’s next board meeting is due to take place on Tuesday 23 February 2016.  Rosie Cooper wants to see the Capsticks Report on the agenda for this meeting.

Speaking after Health Questions, MP Rosie Cooper said:

“It has been two years since I first raised the issue of the bullying culture at Liverpool Community Health Trust at Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons.

“The chief executive, the HR Director and the Nursing Director along with most of the non-executive director board members have now left the organisation

“For every patient who received poor quality and inadequate care and for every staff member who suffered the bullying and professional humiliation at the hands of the executives, I want answers, they need answers.

“Whilst the executives and board members may have left the organisation their behaviour, conduct, and failure to protect patients and staff needs to be made public and they need to be held to account for it. The 'Fit and proper persons' test needs to be applied to ensure that no other member of staff or patients are bullied or in danger.

“What I will not allow to happen is for this report to disappear into the night because it makes difficult reading for all the people and organisations from the Secretary of State down, who failed to protect patients and staff by not knowing what was going when they should have or by simply failing to act.

“We now await to see if this report is made publicly available at the next board meeting and what it contains.

“There is one certainty, I will not stop until the full extent of the bullying culture and its consequences for patients and staff is publicly known.”

Rosie Cooper MP demands the report into a Health Trust's bullying culture is made public

At Parliamentary Health questions today (Tuesday 9 February 2016) West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper demanded that the Health Secretary ensures the 'Capsticks' report which investigated the bullying culture at Liverpool...

8517727619_6f9727fd40.jpgWest Lancashire residents using a debt management company to help manage or repay outstanding debate could be affected by changes to the sector being carried out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

The FCA, which regulates debt management companies in the UK, is assessing whether firms that offer debt management plans should be authorised to continue to engage in regulated debt management activities.  Firms are being scrutinised carefully, as part of the authorisation process, to ensure that only those that meet the required standards are authorised.

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is highlighting the changes to the FCA authorisation process and the effect on the sector to ensure any West Lancashire residents have access to debt advice to continue to manage their financial situation.

Potentially where a firm is refused authorisation and decides to exit the market or to stop providing debt management services to its customers, some members of the public could lose access to their debt management plan at short notice, leaving payments outstanding to creditors.

MP Rosie said:

“It is important that West Lancashire residents who use a debt management company are aware of these changes and take the necessary action if their company stops providing your debt management plan.

“If your debt management company is no longer able to provide your plan, you will be contacted by letter with information from the Money Advice Service on the help available to you, and to make sure you can access free, confidential debt advice about what to do next."

If you would like to find out more, please visit the Money Advice Service website

www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/debt-management

Or call the call Money Advice Service’s dedicated confidential debt management helpline on 0300 330 2222*

*Calls cost no more than to a standard UK-wide number

Rosie Cooper MP highlights what changes to debt management firms means for people

West Lancashire residents using a debt management company to help manage or repay outstanding debate could be affected by changes to the sector being carried out by the Financial Conduct...

2012-09-25_12.52.35.jpgWest Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has written to the Prime Minister calling on him to apply to the EU Solidarity Fund to secure essential support for flood hit communities here in West Lancashire and across the North West.

Members of Parliament and the European Parliament in the North West have sent letters to Downing Street pushing the government to make application to this fund providing desperately needed additional resourced to support communities, homeowners and businesses in the region that are living with the devastating effects of the floods and storms in December.

In the last year countries such as Italy, Bulgaria and Romania have each received more than £40 million from this fund in similar circumstances.

MP Rosie said:

“As the clean-up continues for homeowners and businesses across West Lancashire securing every bit of support available to help is a must for from the government to each of the key agencies.

“By making an application to the EU Solidarity Fund, if successful, these extra resources can and will help communities, like West Lancashire, in the rebuilding and restoring work that is taking place following the floods.

“I await to hear from the Prime Minister on whether the UK government will take the necessary steps to make an application and get additional support for flood hit communities.”

Rosie Cooper MP calls on Prime Minister to seek EU funds for flood hit communities

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has written to the Prime Minister calling on him to apply to the EU Solidarity Fund to secure essential support for flood hit communities here...

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