Supporting the NHS & Education

Since my election, I have been committed to ensuring our rural area receives a fair deal in healthcare and education.

I regularly meet with local GPs, Airedale NHS Trust, Harrogate and District NHS Trust, the Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven CCG, Harrogate & Rural CCG, and Yorkshire Ambulance to ensure that we are working together to get the best possible service in this rural area. 

I worked hard to ensure that the fairer funding formula was implemented by the Department so we could address the historic funding inequality in rural areas like ours, and I have been glad to hear on recent visits that schools in our area have been pleased with the additional funding.

I also enjoy meeting with primary and secondary schools on their visits to Westminster. I take part in Q&A sessions and hear students and teachers’ views and concerns. I would encourage any school interested in visiting to get in touch with the Parliamentary Education Centre here to organise a visit!



Julian Smith visits Ermysted's Grammar School

Julian Smith MP visited Ermysted’s Grammar School, where he met with the headmaster, Michael Evans, as well as Howard Cutler (Governor) and Tony Barrett (Chair of Governors).

Closure at Castleberg Hospital

Julian Smith MP has written to the Chief Executive of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, as well as the local CCG, following the recent news that a decision has been made to close Harden Ward at Castleberg Hospital in Settle.

Julian Smith hosts School Leaders' Lunch

Julian Smith MP recently hosted his annual School Leaders’ Lunch, which brings together student leaders and headteachers from secondary schools in Skipton and Ripon.