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MP reassured over elderly care

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has received assurances from the Health Secretary over care for the elderly during a debate in Parliament. Mr Menzies recently spent an afternoon at Lytham’s Fernbank Surgery and was impressed after hearing about preventative work surrounding elderly patients which is often carried out by GPs and local nursing staff and relieves the pressure on A&E departments. Following the visit, he raised the issue of elderly care with the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in Parliament. Mr Menzies said: "My constituency has a high proportion of... Read more »


I think doctors do a fantastic job in our communities and this week I had the opportunity to spend time in a Fylde surgery speaking to those on the frontline of health services in Lytham. I was invited to the Fernbank Surgery on Lytham Primary Care Centre on Victoria Street where I spoke to staff about their daily routines as well as current issues within the NHS. While many admitted recent tough reforms within the health service have been challenging, it was important I highlighted that better... Read more »


IT is 2014 and the year started positively with the news that one of Fylde’s most recognisable residents had received an MBE for his work in business and with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Blackpool. Basil Newby, who lives in Singleton, owns venues including Flamingos nightclub and the world famous Funny Girls cabaret bar and has been a mainstay of the business community in the resort for many years. I know he has tried to do all he can through some tough times recently... Read more »

Fylde MP meets top apprentices

MP Mark Menzies has described his “delight” after he met two Fylde-based award-winning apprentices. The Member of Parliament for Fylde recently visited BAE Systems’ site at Warton to speak to Pav Bohgal, 21, and 22-year-old Joanne Sharples, from St Annes. Pav, who is employed at the Fylde site, had just been handed the Best Apprentice of the Year prize at the North West Aerospace Alliance New Talent Awards, while Joanne had been recognised with the Outstanding Leadership gong for her work at BAE Salmesbury. Mr Menzies spoke to... Read more »

Mark Menzies backs dementia research campaign

phppORm2nAMFYLDE MP Mark Menzies has pledged his support for a G8 global dementia research strategy to help defeat the debilitating illness. Mr Menzies, was among fellow Members of Parliament and Peers who backed a call for global action to defeat the disease through research, as the UK recently hosted the first G8 Summit on dementia in London. The plight of sufferers is a cause close to the MP’s heart as he is currently attempting to have Fylde recognised... Read more »