Elizabeth's Monthly Report April 2014
Elizabeth met management and clinicians at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Elizabeth toured wards, meeting nursing staff and doctors. She also published the results of her survey into health care provision in West Norfolk. The results of the health care survey can be found here.
Elizabeth was pleased to see the start of Network Rail’s £2.2 billion spending programme for East Anglia on April 1. Elizabeth has been in contact with Network Rail regarding the Ely North Junction and is pressing for a timetable for the upgrade. Elizabeth continues to emphasise the need for full dualling of the A47 to improve transport links and safety for motorists and pedestrians.
Elizabeth was pleased with the announcement that Norfolk County Councillors have voted to cancel the proposed waste to energy plant at Saddlebow, Kings Lynn.
Elizabeth gave a speech at the Spectator Education Conference about ‘How British education can conquer the world again’. She also spoke to the Policy Exchange think tank about the quality of early years teaching. Elizabethgave a speech to Reform about the new freedoms for teachers over materials, assessment and professional development. She also spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on the importance of Teaching Assistants.