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Latest Blog from Local MP Sarah Woollaston

In this junior doctors row, both sides have lost sight of the patientI have great respect for junior doctors; it has always been a demanding role. Alongside my clinical practice, I spent over a decade teaching them before changing my initials from GP to MP. I should also declare a personal interest as my daughter is one of them, albeit currently working in Australia.There is a long tradition of juniors spending a year or two abroad early in their careers before settling down to specialist training back in the UK, but now there is a genuine concern about the balance between leavers and returners. Many of my daughter's colleagues are not planning to join her on the journey home next year and there has been a marked increase in the numbers applying for certificates to work overseas.The toxic dispute between the government and our core medical workforce risks driving an exodus of skills that we cannot afford to lose.

Do you know what to do in a flood?

There is a tendency for us all to think that "flooding will never happen to me". The fact is - it could.
Almost 5 million people in England are at risk of flooding and this is only going to increase with a changing climate.
The Environment Agency is running a flood campaign in early November to encourage you to act now to prepare for a flood.
Have you ever checked to see if your home or business are at risk from flooding? 

A key role for Totnes MP Dr Sarah Wollaston

Totnes MP Dr Sarah Wollaston has been reelected to chair the influential Health Select Committee.Dr Wollaston, Conservative, led the committee between 2014-2015 after her predecessor stood down.

SARAH WOLLASTON: An honour to have been re-elected

IT IS an honour to have been re-elected as the MP for the Totnes constituency. Thank you so much to every one of the 24,941people who supported me to return to Parliament having more than tripled the majority from 2010.However you voted, I am keen to listen and learn from your experience in order to represent our wonderful area.