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Epsom Station – Smart Card

2014-06-11T18:49:39+01:00June 11th, 2014|Epsom Station Zone 6|

Chris  and representatives from Southern Railway Ltd launched the new Smart Card, The Key, at Epsom Rail Station in May

Over the coming months the key will become available at more Southern stations and exciting new ticket types will be introduced. Take a look at what is available now on the Southern website and whether you […]

Epsom Hospital – March 2014

2014-03-18T16:44:07+00:00March 18th, 2014|Epsom Hospital|

The Better Services Better Value programme, which was the programme planning to reconfigure local hospital services, and was proposing the downgrade of Epsom Hospital, has been wound up.

I expect there to be continuing debates about the structure of hospital services in London, but there is now no reason for Epsom to be caught up in […]

Epsom Hospital Update – 11th November 2013

2013-11-11T12:05:52+00:00November 11th, 2013|Epsom Hospital|

I am writing following my email last week to let you know the result of the GPs ballot on the future of Epsom Hospital. I am very pleased to be able to report that our local doctors voted overwhelmingly to oppose the plans and as a result Surrey has now withdrawn from the Better Services […]

Epsom Hospital Update 4th November 2013

2013-11-04T21:28:37+00:00November 4th, 2013|Epsom Hospital|

You will remember that my Surrey MP colleagues and I carried out a ballot of local GPs in the summer which showed a majority opposed to the proposal by NHS doctors in London to downgrade Epsom Hospital. After a lot of pressure, the local Clinical Commissioning Group, which is the local GP committee that decides […]

Epsom Hospital Update 8th July 2013

2013-07-08T21:44:15+01:00July 8th, 2013|Epsom Hospital|

GPs in Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead and Elmbridge have voted overwhelmingly against the Better Services Better Value proposals to remove acute services from Epsom Hospital. An even larger proportion said they wanted the future of Epsom Hospital decided in a Surrey context and not part of a London review.

The secret ballot, […]

Epsom Hospital Update 17th June 2013

2013-06-17T14:15:00+01:00June 17th, 2013|Epsom Hospital|

I am writing to let you know that there has been an unexpected development in the review of the future of local hospital services, including the future of Epsom. The so-called Better Services Better Value team was due to go to public consultation this month on whether to remove A&E and maternity from Epsom and […]

Epsom Hospital Upate 20th May 2013

2013-05-20T10:23:41+01:00May 20th, 2013|Epsom Hospital|

Dear constituent,

I am writing to update you on the outcome of the meeting at the racecourse yesterday on the future of Epsom Hospital. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the representatives of local GPs agreed to move to the next stage of the process. They agreed to the principle of the plans and to move ahead with […]

Zone 6 – May 2013

2013-05-07T20:22:27+01:00May 7th, 2013|Epsom Station Zone 6|

I met both Southern and South West Trains on Friday to discuss the Zone 6 for Epsom option. Both are sympathetic to the idea, though there are some significant barriers – not least the cost of a change. They have agreed to go away and do some joint work on the issue and to come […]

Epsom Hospital Update 7th May 2013

2013-05-07T20:21:09+01:00May 7th, 2013|Epsom Hospital|

I am writing to let you know that the options for the future of local hospitals have now been published by the Better Services Better Value team, the people who are leading the drive to reorganise services in SW London.

As expected they are bad news for Epsom.

All three options involve Epsom losing its A&E and […]

Epsom Hospital Update 28th April 2013

2013-04-28T19:32:39+01:00April 28th, 2013|Epsom Hospital|

Since I contacted you last week it has become clear that the Better Services Better Value team reviewing the future of local hospital services is planning to publish its recommendations sooner than I had expected. They are due out on Friday 3rd May.

I have very real misgivings about what they are set to propose, and […]

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