Supporting our NHS

Alan has been campaigning for more NHS spending locally and for new technology to improve the NHS nationally.

In the past as our MP, Alan's work locally includes spearheading a campaign for a new £58 million new A&E floor at QA Hospital and delivering a new Emsworth GP Surgery, while nationally he's campaigning for a fully digital NHS. 

This campaigning work has resulted in a number of successes. 

1. The QA Hospital 

Alan has made campaigning for the extra money for the QA one of his top priorities, having seen first-hand at the hospital the need for a new emergency floor. He’s written letters in support of the bid and met with the Health Secretary to make the case in person.

He argued that the emergency department at QA now sees up to 400 patients a day, up a third from 2010, meaning that it is often operating at capacity.

The new £60 million emergency floor is expected to be completed in winter 2024, with the money that Alan helped secure also going towards an acute mental health unit, and more diagnostic equipment among other things.

Alan said: "This new money will be vital to future-proof the hospital against our ageing population, and is part of the Government’s wider commitment of long-term investment into our NHS.”

For more information on upgrades to QA Hospital and the £58 million new Emergency Department, visit


2. Emsworth Victoria Cottage Hospital

Alan has led the successful campaign to deliver a new GP Surgery on the site of the Emsworth Victoria Cottage Hospital.


3. Powerful Patients, Paperless Systems

Alan has also been exploring how new technology can improve our NHS. A major report he wrote earlier this year, published by the Centre for Policy Studies, featured ten policy recommendations that were endorsed by the Government. The report has also been backed by the Health Secretary. Alan will be continuing to campaign for his key goal of a paperless NHS within the next decade. 

Some early successes have included the announcement of a new NHS App to book hospital appointments, repeat prescriptions and receive medical advice as well as a ban on the purchasing of all fax machines in the NHS.

He also been chosen to lead a Conservative party political broadcast about our NHS funding. See the YouTube video for more information. 


4. NHS Reserves Bill

Alan’s proposal for a NHS Reserve System, modeled on the military reserve system, would harness the strong public desire to support the Health Service beyond the Coronavirus outbreak by creating a new, permanent NHS Reserves system to provide a formal bank of trained and vetted volunteer staff to support NHS hospitals and Trusts during periods of high demand for staff, supplementing (but not replacing) the NHS’s permanent staff. 

NHS England has put in place pilot schemes in all seven Health Service regions across England to explore how the new Reservists system could operate in practice.