Alan Mak MP

Report on my work locally and in Westminster

Thank you to Postcode Publications readers who came in March to support my fourth annual constituency Jobs, Apprenticeships and Careers Fair.

We had more than 1,000 job seekers come on the day to find out more about what jobs and apprenticeships are on offer in our area, with the opportunity to speak with around 60 exhibitors.

My next major constituency event will be my fourth Community Groups and Older Persons Information Fair, taking place on Thursday 4 July from 10am to 2pm inside the Meridian Centre in Havant, which is free for all residents.

I expect more than fifty exhibitors on the day, including those who provide help, support or activities for both older people and other members of the community, from statutory bodies to charities to community groups and clubs. If your organisation would like to exhibit on the day, please email for more information.

There will also be a chance to become a Dementia Friend, with a free session taking place at 11am run by Dementia Friendly Hayling – no appointment needed.

In Westminster, I’ve been continuing my campaign for a digitalised NHS, which includes an upgrade of ageing technology that is still being used in our hospitals.

That’s why I introduced a new law in Parliament to ban fax machines and pagers from being used by NHS hospitals and wider NHS bodies such as health trusts, clinical commissioning groups and quangos.

By axing the fax and purging the pager we can ensure fewer missed appointments, better record keeping, safer wards and save millions of pounds in paper storage and printing.

Having now passed its first hurdle in the House of Commons I hope that my Bill can be a firm foundation on which to build a digital-first NHS that is fit for the future.

Posted on Wed, 17/04/2019 - 19:41