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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Conservative Party Candidate for York Outer
Any reference to Julian Sturdy being a Member of Parliament on this website predates the dissolution of Parliament and the 2024 General Election campaign

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York Press column: All action ahead of Easter

York Press column: All action ahead of Easter

It has been a jam-packed couple of weeks since my last column where I had an opportunity to reflect on the Chancellor’s Budget. I want to begin by highlighting the fantastic news that inflation has dropped to 3.4 per cent – the lowest in two and a half years. When the Prime Minister came to

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Julian launches audit into York healthcare services

January 24, 2023

To help address the current difficulties within our health service and provide tangible solutions to Ministers in Westminster, Julian is embarking on an audit of health services within York. Over the next month, he aims to meet with representatives from all GP practice groups in the city and York Hospital to get an overview of the real experience on the ground as well as learn best practices being trialled in York that could benefit the health service nationally.

Every winter local health services come under pressure as flu season and the cold weather expose the most vulnerable to greater risk. This has been more profound in recent years due to lockdowns impacting our general immunity as well as increasing NHS backlogs. 

The impacts of these pressures are felt by residents who find it more difficult to access the healthcare they require and by healthcare staff who find they must manage an ever greater workload. These issues can be found across the country and are not unique to York but by meeting face to face with healthcare staff Julian is hoping to get a better understanding of how different elements of our healthcare system work together and where working practices could be improved.

Julian held his first meeting with Prof Mike Holmes from the Haxby Group, which operates surgeries in Stockton on the Forest, Poppleton, Haxby, New Earswick and Huntington. The meeting covered a wide range of topics including difficulties hiring administrative staff as well as what we need to do to ensure we train enough doctors for the future. 

Speaking after the meeting, Julian said:

“It was great to meet with Prof Holmes today and I want to thank him for being so generous with his time as well as expertise. Through Nimbuscare, he has a unique overview of our city’s primary healthcare infrastructure and how all different elements of the NHS can better work together to improve the patient experience. 

I will take forward the suggestions he offered and look forward to inviting him to a meeting with Health Ministers once I have concluded my engagement with the other GP practices in York. 

The patient experience must be at the centre of how we structure our healthcare system and by working with all parties I am sure in York we can put together solutions that could improve the outcomes for patients across the country”