I was absolutely delighted to meet with such a fantastic, dedicated group of nominees for this year's NHS70 Awards. It was a privilege to present certificates to all the nominees this morning.
“Everyone in Nottingham South is rightly proud of our local NHS and care services, and I’m delighted to be taking part in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards as a way of thanking and recognising the people who work in or support those services. “
The University of Nottingham Patient Safety Team are going forward as one of the regional champions, they will then be judged by a high-level panel, with the overall winners announced at a special awards ceremony in Parliament on Wednesday 4 July – the day before the NHS’s 70th birthday.
“For the last 20 years, the team have developed ways of making improvements to the safety of prescribing medicines in primary care and have made a huge impact both locally and nationally. Good luck!”
I was absolutely delighted to meet with such a fantastic, dedicated group of nominees for this year's NHS70 Awards. It was a privilege to present certificates to all the nominees... Read more
Last week I signed the Sikh Genocide Book of Remembrance to commemorate the 1984 Golden Temple Massacre which saw thousands of Sikhs murdered.
Last week I signed the Sikh Genocide Book of Remembrance to commemorate the 1984 Golden Temple Massacre which saw thousands of Sikhs murdered.
Lilian Greenwood MP asks schools & Council to join the fight against plastic and for producers, not council tax payers, to pay for recycling
Lilian Greenwood has launched a local campaign to encourage schools and the Council to get tough on plastic in support for a proposed law to reduce plastic.
Lillian Greenwood was among dozens of MPs to support the new Plastics Bill presented by Geraint Davies MP which will ensure all plastic is recyclable by 2025 and would make producers pay for the cost of recycling.
Lilian Greenwood said: “It’s a crucial time to get serious about cutting out plastic in our communities and reduce its production and use.
“By making the Plastics Bill into law we will ensure that plastic producers instead of local council tax payers pay for the cost of recycling plastic. The UK needs to take a world leading position having awoken the world to the plastics crisis with David Attenborough’s Blue Planet.
“Locally we need to set an example by reducing our own plastic consumption in schools, at work and in the council and I’ll be lending a hand here as well as speaking up in Parliament. Currently 90% of the cost of plastic recycling is paid by our local council taxpayers so I’m supporting the Plastics Bill so the producer pays instead. This will encourage producers to innovate and reduce plastic pollution.”
Lilian Greenwood MP asks schools & Council to join the fight against plastic and for producers, not council tax payers, to pay for recycling Lilian Greenwood has launched a local... Read more
After a morning meeting with Head teachers and pupils at both Glapton and Farnborough Academies, Lilian met up with Councillors Chris Gibson, Corall Jenkins and Steve Young for a ward walk.
Popped into the Hope Centre to see Mary, Mark and staff who were organising all the party preparations for the Royal Wedding celebrations. Lots of wonderful cakes!
After a great morning, we met with Paula at Parkgate Community Centre for a fabulous lunch and a much needed cup of tea.
After a morning meeting with Head teachers and pupils at both Glapton and Farnborough Academies, Lilian met up with Councillors Chris Gibson, Corall Jenkins and Steve Young for a ward... Read more
Nurses’ Day 2018
Lilian celebrates the work of nursing staff in the UK and around the world.
In Westminster, I met frontline nurses as part of the RCN’s International Nurses’ Day celebrations on Wednesday 25 April. The event, in Parliament, brought together MPs and nurses.
I heard about the valuable contributions nursing staff make to patient care. Nursing is a highly-skilled profession and nursing staff care for patients in a variety of settings such as, at music festivals, in prisons and in accident and emergency departments.
Nurses’ Day is an international event held annually on Florence Nightingale’s birthday (12 May). This year the RCN is showcasing nurses’ dedication to delivering outstanding patient care and the innovative and diverse roles nurses have in healthcare teams.
The RCN is also encouraging nursing staff to use the hashtag #ThisNurse to share stories of colleagues who went the extra mile to provide patient care and times which reminded them why there are nursing in 2018.
Lilian said, On Nurses’ Day I want to thank all our nurses for their dedication and hard work, providing outstanding care and support to our families, friends, neighbours and colleagues. I encourage everyone to celebrate the remarkable work of nursing staff in Nottingham’s community services and hospitals and across the NHS”.
Janet Davies, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, said “Nursing is a dynamic profession with caring for people at its heart. Nurses’ Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the incredible work nursing staff do every single day of the year.
There is no ‘one size fits all’ rule for nursing staff. They work in a variety of settings and have a diverse range of skills. But what unties them all is their dedication, even in difficult circumstances, to delivering outstanding patient care.”
Nurses’ Day 2018 Lilian celebrates the work of nursing staff in the UK and around the world. In Westminster, I met frontline nurses as part of the RCN’s International Nurses’...
Lilian participated in a drop-in photocall session at Parliament today to show support for the Private Member’s Bill launched by Peter Kyle MP, aiming to lower the voting age to 16.
Fair.Vote is a campaign which aims to equal the voting age across the UK to 16. Launched by AoC and NUS, it looks to bring together individuals and organisations from across the UK and politicians of all parties who believe that democracy should be open and fair.
The Bill it’s due to have its second reading in the House of Commons on 11 May 2018 and has received cross-party support from Nicky Morgan MP and Norman Lamb MP which shows that the political appetite for change is there. With Scotland already having a voting age of 16, and Wales potentially about to follow suit, it would be a profound shame for UK-wide elections and votes in England to be left lagging behind.
David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: “Lowering the voting age to 16- and 17-year-olds is something that should be welcomed by politicians from across the political spectrum given the rise in young people’s participation in politics. With young people’s turnout astonishingly rising in the last General Election, it’s time to think boldly about enhancing Britain’s democracy and the future of our country. In this country you can marry at 16, you can pay taxes at 16, so what’s stopping you from having the right to vote?
Lilian said: “16 and 17-year-olds hold many responsibilities in our society, and extending the franchise would engage them in the political affairs, current events, and democratic processes that impact their lives.”
Visit www.fair.vote to find out more.
Follow the conversation online @fairvote16 using the hashtags #fairvote16 and #votesat16.
Lilian participated in a drop-in photocall session at Parliament today to show support for the Private Member’s Bill launched by Peter Kyle MP, aiming to lower the voting age to...
LILIAN BACKS LOCAL ‘HEALTH AND CARE HEROES’ FOR NHS BIRTHDAY AWARDS
Lilian Greenwood MP has announced the local health and care workers that she has nominated for national awards to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.
The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by IBM, was set up to recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work in and alongside the NHS.
MPs in England were called on to put forward outstanding nominees who have innovated, impressed and made a real difference to how local health and care services provide care for patients.
Nominations closed on 23rd March, and now Lilian has revealed which get her vote of confidence.
LILIAN BACKS LOCAL ‘HEALTH AND CARE HEROES’ FOR NHS BIRTHDAY AWARDS Lilian Greenwood MP has announced the local health and care workers that she has nominated for national awards to... Read more
Please accept my apologies, but I wanted to let you all know that due to the extremely bad weather, my Coffee Morning Advice Surgery at Wollaton Vale Community Centre, on Saturday 3rd March (10am -12 noon) has now been cancelled. I will, of course, be in touch with constituents once a new date and time has been arranged. If you need my help on an issue please contact my constituency office on 0115 711 7000.
Please accept my apologies, but I wanted to let you all know that due to the extremely bad weather, my Coffee Morning Advice Surgery at Wollaton Vale Community Centre, on...
Lilian was delighted to officially open the Forever Stars Bereavement Garden at Highfields today, alongside Oliver Chapman of Liz Lake Associates, Head of Parks Eddie Curry, Richard Daniels of Forever Stars and bereavement midwife Christa Burgess.
photo courtesy of Nottingham Post Joseph Raynor
‘Forever In Bloom’ - charity launches million pound garden project full of memories
A Nottingham-based charity that was set up to help bereaved parents of stillborn babies and early baby loss has announced plans to create a Memorial Garden in the city to provide a place of focus, relaxation and reflection for families.
The Forever Stars Memorial Garden is being created at Highfields Park, a short distance from the Queen’s Medical Centre and is expected to include areas for reflection, a picnic area, a nature walk and a tree of tranquility where the names the babies and children can be inscribed upon the leaves.
Forever Stars was set up by Richard and Michelle Daniels after their daughter Emily was stillborn in December 2013 at the city’s Queen’s Medical Centre. The charity has already has raised more than two hundred and fifty thousands of pounds to create "serenity suites" at the QMC and more recently, the City Hospital.
The suites are there to offer a quiet place for parents to reflect, grieve, and spend time with their baby after stillbirth. However, with those more immediate places for reflection now secured and benefiting 150 families every year in the city, Forever Stars wants to create a lasting public space for families that will provide a place of focus, relaxation and reflection for families outside of the hospitals.
Richard Daniels explains;
"Our ‘Forever In Bloom’ campaign is a very ambitious step forward for Forever Stars but one that we are proud and excited to be making. The bereavement suites have provided vital immediate comfort and support to grieving families but we feel there is also a need to provide a more lasting space for reflection outside of the hospitals.
"There are memorial gardens all over the world and the UK for various wonderful causes but we don’t have one here in Nottingham for baby loss and we want to change that. We have been able to do so much already with the incredible support we have had and now we need to make the next step for families."
Lilian said; “Forever Stars have already made a huge difference to Nottinghamshire parents coming to terms with the loss of a baby and the “Forever in Bloom” campaign is a wonderful new project. Not only are they creating a space for parents and families to relax, remember and reflect but also a lasting public memorial to their children which will help raise awareness of baby loss. I’m very pleased to support them”
Work on the The Forever Stars Memorial Garden is expected to commence from Autumn 2018 and will be completed in three phases over 5 years, the Lake phase, the Nature Walk phase and the Community area phase. The total costs will be approx £1,000,000.
Richard Daniels concludes;
"We would like to thank the council for donating the land and all of our supporters for enabling us to get this project off the ground. Yes this is ambitious but it is needed, both for the families and for raising awareness of baby loss. By having a more public space, we hope to create not just a lasting memorial and tribute but also a place that will help more people to share their own stories and to understand the loss of other families like our own."
For details of how to support Forever Stars visit www.foreverstars.org or donate via JustGiving
Lilian was delighted to officially open the Forever Stars Bereavement Garden at Highfields today, alongside Oliver Chapman of Liz Lake Associates, Head of Parks Eddie Curry, Richard Daniels of Forever... Read more
Helping to judge my Christmas Card competition this year was Nicola Tidy from NCT, Simon Rhodes from Robin Hood Energy, Mike Sassi, Editor of the Nottingham Post and Amanda Spruyt from the Nottingham Contemporary. We had a difficult task to choose the final winning designs as the standard was incredibly high again this year.
“Our theme this year was 'Christmas Around the World' and once again Nottingham South primary school children have shown what a wealth of artistic talent we have in our city. The judges had a hugely difficult task choosing one winner and three runners up from amongst more than 1,200 entries from 18 schools. I’m delighted with Leona’s winning picture showing children holding hands round the world - what a great message for Christmas. “
The winning design from Leona Arhin of Milford Academy, Clifton. As part of her prize Leona and her family will be visiting Lilian at the House of Commons for a tour of the Houses of Parliament and lunch on the terrace overlooking the River Thames. Nina received a £100 voucher courtesy of Nottingham City Transport and 2 tickets to the Theatre Royal Pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.
A special thank you to our sponsors this year Nottingham City Transport and Robin Hood Energy for all their help and support with the competition. Also special thanks to our supporters, Nottingham Post, Theatre Royal, Nottingham Panthers, Nottingham Contemporary, Build a Bear workshop, Nottingham Forest FITC, Notts County FITC, and 4sheets design and print for their continuing support of such a wonderful competition.
Helping to judge my Christmas Card competition this year was Nicola Tidy from NCT, Simon Rhodes from Robin Hood Energy, Mike Sassi, Editor of the Nottingham Post and Amanda Spruyt... Read more