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Helping to beat cancer sooner

James Brokenshire has reaffirmed his support for the important work of Cancer Research UK at their recent Parliamentary event as part of their Help Beat Cancer Sooner campaign, pledging to help keep cancer diagnosis and care on the agenda.

Gap between richest and poorest narrows

James Brokenshire has welcomed a new report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies which shows that the gap between the richest and poorest members of society has decreased since the financial crash of 2008, helped by a significant boost in employment levels that have disproportionately benefitted

£1.3bn funding boost for schools

James Brokenshire has welcomed this week’s announcement from Education Secretary, Justine Greening, that the core school’s budget will be given a £1.3bn boost to increase the amount of funding per pupil and help deliver the most significant improvement to the school funding system for over a deca

NHS ranked best healthcare system internationally

James Brokenshire has welcomed the publication of a new study by the Commonwealth Fund which has ranked the NHS the best overall healthcare system of 11 advanced economies. Our health service was ranked top in five of the 11 areas that were assessed, including access and safety of care.

More people in work since records began

James Brokenshire has welcomed new figures released yesterday that show the number of people in work is at a record high, with more than 2.96 million more people in work since 2010, while the number of people out of work is at the lowest level in over 40 years.

Gold Teaching Excellence Award at Rose Bruford

James Brokenshire has welcomed the news that Rose Bruford College in Sidcup has been awarded the top award in the newly published Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF rates universities on the quality of teaching and learning and has presented the Rose Bruford with its top Gold Award.

Celebrating local arts at the Sidcup Fringe

James Brokenshire has welcomed news of the upcoming Sidcup Fringe festival, bringing together the best performing talent from amongst our local community and celebrating the success of our local performing arts institutions.

New Sidcup Cancer Centre Receives First Patients

James Brokenshire warmly welcomes the opening of the of the art new cancer centre saying it will help transform NHS care in Bexley and beyond as part of £30m investment plan at Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup.