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Alicia Kearns MP gains Prime Minister’s support for new doctors surgery in Oakham




Rutland MP Alicia Kearns today (Wednesday, February 5) received the Prime Minister’s support for two new GP practices - one of which would be in Oakham.

Following her election campaign commitment to establish new GP surgeries in both Oakham and Melton Mowbray, Alicia Kearns (Con) has today gained the Prime Minister’s assurance of support for this development.

In Prime Minister’s Questions, she said: "The Prime Minister has rightly put the NHS and keeping our country safe at the heart of this Government's plans. Will he support my campaign for two new GP surgeries in my beautiful market towns of Melton and Oakham, and can I also remind him that he is always welcome if he is in search of a pork pie, Rutland bitter or Stilton."

Alicia Kearns asks Boris Johnson to back plans for a new doctors' surgery in Oakham (28439331)
Alicia Kearns asks Boris Johnson to back plans for a new doctors' surgery in Oakham (28439331)

Mr Johnson's reply was: "The short answer is yes and yes."

Afterwards, Mrs Kearns said: “I welcome the Prime Minister’s support for new GP services in Oakham and Melton which will massively improve access to local health services.

“We should all be able to rely on health services close to home to keep our communities healthy, and Boris’ backing will help make this a reality for the residents of Melton and Oakham.”

She added that she was continuing to work with local stakeholders to deliver on these commitments.

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