New figures produced by the House of Commons Library reveal that Birmingham's National Health Service (NHS) is being short-changed by £56 million every year compared to other parts of the country – and the shortfall is set to rise to over £70 million by 2020.

The figures which show how much the Birmingham NHS (known as Birmingham CrossCity CCG) is funded for every person in its area.


This morning I was delighted to help launch Birmingham Labour's Positive Offer for Local Government ahead of the Council elections on Thursday 5th May 2016.


You can read a copy of the Positive Offer document by clicking on the link below.


Dear friends,


This evening I have the great honour and privilege of giving the annual NACOA David Stafford lecture here in Portcullis House in Parliament.


You can read the text of my speech here below or by clicking here.


With all best wishes





Dear friends,


You may have seen the news already but Monitor, the sector regulator for health services in England, has announced today that it is launching an investigation into the deteriorating financial position at Heart of England NHS Trust.


You can read my statement on the matter below and the full press release further below that.


Statement from Liam Byrne MP