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Ellesmere Port and Neston

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Andrew Miller, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has joined charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer in its call for fairer access to life-extending breast cancer drugs.

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Concerns were raised at the charity’s annual Parliamentary Reception on the routine availability of, and inflated prices being set for, vital treatments that can offer women living with incurable breast cancer extra time with their loved ones, free from many of the side effects associated with traditional cancer therapies.

Andrew Miller said:

“I’m supporting Breakthrough Breast Cancer in their call for all political parties, including my own, to commit to solving the issues that currently exist around access to drugs in the UK.  If there was an easy solution to this problem we would have it by now.  This will come from negotiations and ongoing discussion with pharmaceutical companies, regulators and charities to create a new system which will ensure all cancer patients can access the drugs they need at a fair price to the NHS.

“We’ve come a long way in developing new and better drugs for breast cancer but to keep moving towards a future where women can live longer feeling well, spend less time in hospital with debilitating side effects and more time with their families, and keep working if they are able to, we need to find a way to guarantee access to the drugs that can make this possible. 

“I will do all I can to assist Breakthrough Breast Cancer with their ‘Demand a Fair Price’ campaign and if any constituents wish to support the campaign they can find out how at http://www.breakthrough.org.uk/demandafairprice/ .”

 

Photo shows Andrew with constituent, and Breakthrough Breast Cancer campaigner, Celia Webber.

Local MP demands a fair price for life-extending breast cancer drugs

Andrew Miller, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has joined charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer in its call for fairer access to life-extending breast cancer drugs.

Andrew calls on employers to become more involved in engineering curriculum

 As part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week*, Andrew Miller, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, is urging employers in the constituency to work proactively with local schools and colleges to help fix the engineering skills shortage.

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Andrew Miller said:

 “Having signed the IET Skills Pledge earlier this year, I am now calling on engineering companies in Ellesmere Port and Neston to work closely with local schools and colleges, as part of Tomorrow’s Engineers week, to give young people work experience opportunities and inspirational information about the many exciting careers in engineering and technology. 

 “Demand for engineers in the UK remains high. We need 87,000 new engineers each year for the next decade, so there is a critical need to do more to promote engineering as an appealing career choice to young people.

 “There are a number of great engineering businesses locally and it is vital that we all work together to encourage more young people to pursue careers in engineering”.

Local MP calls on employers

Andrew calls on employers to become more involved in engineering curriculum  As part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week*, Andrew Miller, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, is urging employers in the...

Andrew Miller MP has pledged to help eradicate the inequalities men with prostate cancer face after speaking with campaigners at the Labour Party conference in Manchester.

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Despite being the most common cancer in men, those affected by or at risk of prostate cancer continue to face a number of injustices, particularly when it comes to access to the best treatments and aftercare support for their condition.
Prostate Cancer UK was at the Labour conference calling for urgent action on these issues. As well as pledging long term commitment to helping bring about real change for men, politicians were being asked to show their support for the charity’s game plan by signing up to Men United – a new team which seeks to unite people across the UK against the common enemy of prostate cancer.

Andrew pledges to tackle prostate cancer inequalities

Andrew Miller MP has pledged to help eradicate the inequalities men with prostate cancer face after speaking with campaigners at the Labour Party conference in Manchester.  


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