Vicky Foxcroft MP

Member of Parliament for Lewisham Deptford

Today the government announced there will be a full inquiry into how thousands of people were infected with hepatitis C and HIV following blood transfusions in the 70s and 80s. This came ahead of an emergency debate called for by Diana Johnson MP.

Diana’s brilliant leadership on this over the past 7 years has been a big part of the reason why we are now seeing a full inquiry. She has continuously raised the issue and campaigned on behalf of victims.

A survivor of the scandal lives in Lewisham Deptford. They have been an active member of the campaign for justice and got in touch with me just after my election in 2015. I’ve had meetings with them and taken their case and questions forward to Parliament.

I’ll be making sure I follow the inquiry closely so victims can get the truth and justice they deserve.

If you have been affected by this please do get in touch. 

Contaminated Blood Scandal

Today the government announced there will be a full inquiry into how thousands of people were infected with hepatitis C and HIV following blood transfusions in the 70s and 80s....

After the tragic fire in Grenfell Tower, I have been trying to find out as much information as possible about the safety of tower blocks in Lewisham Deptford. I have written to Lewisham Council, the Government and local housing associations about fire safety, attended meetings for residents of Gerrard House in Telegraph Hill and Hatfield Close, as well as visiting Tenants Resident Associations in Daubeney Tower and Eddystone Tower. Tests are still underway for some buildings and they all have fire safety wardens on site 24 hours of the day. 

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Grenfell Tower fire: We need answers and we need reform for our tower blocks

After the tragic fire in Grenfell Tower, I have been trying to find out as much information as possible about the safety of tower blocks in Lewisham Deptford. I have... Read more

Earlier this month, major trauma surgeon at King's College Hospital Dr Duncan Bew stated his surgical team now treat more young patients with stab wounds than they do patients for appendicitis. He also stated that the stab injuries he sees have become more ferocious and more frequent. This is the tip of the iceberg and we urgently need to see a public health approach to tackling youth violence.

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When will we see a public health approach to youth violence?

Earlier this month, major trauma surgeon at King's College Hospital Dr Duncan Bew stated his surgical team now treat more young patients with stab wounds than they do patients for... Read more

On Wednesday I attended an event in Parliament hosted by Anthony Nolan to show my support for the blood cancer charity’s successful campaign to fund a lifesaving treatment.

The ‘Defend Second Transplants’ campaign was started after NHS England announced last July it would no longer routinely fund second stem cell transplants for people whose blood cancer or blood disorder relapses, effectively denying patients a cure.

The campaign received a huge level of public support: more than 25,000 people took action by signing an open letter to the Secretary of State for Health, writing to their MP, or signing a petition calling for NHS England’s decision to be reversed.

In response to the Anthony Nolan campaign, on 24th February NHS England announced new funding for second transplants, providing hope for up to 20 patients annually in England whose blood cancer or blood disorder relapses after a year or more.

Speaking to patients and experts at Anthony Nolan brings home just how important funding for second transplants is – thanks to this campaign people with blood cancer and blood disorders, whose disease relapses, have been given another chance of life.

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Anthony Nolan 'Defend Second Transplants' Campaign

On Wednesday I attended an event in Parliament hosted by Anthony Nolan to show my support for the blood cancer charity’s successful campaign to fund a lifesaving treatment. The ‘Defend...

Earlier this week Save The Children held a lobby in Parliament about the need for investment in England's nurseries. Many people from the constituency came along to share their views and information. nurserylobby.jpg

The Government Needs To Invest In Our Nursery Schools

Earlier this week Save The Children held a lobby in Parliament about the need for investment in England's nurseries. Many people from the constituency came along to share their views... Read more

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