POLITICALLY CORRECT FOOTWEAR
GEORGE FREEMAN ADDRESS
Wednesday 28th October 2015
at The Houses of Parliament – Dining Room B

Kindly hosted by

GEORGE FREEMAN MP

Minister for Life Sciences and MP for Mid-Norfolk


We would like to thank GEORGE FREEMAN MP and his team and all of the MP’s who were able to attend. May we also thank all the professionals from the footwear and health industries who attended our event. We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did. Photographs of the event are below.


2015 WESTMINSTER PR

MP 2015 PRESS RELEASE SHEET

FOOT HEALTH LEAFLETS

The work continues and there is much to do. Education is key. We need to save the NHS millions in ongoing operations and treatments which may have been prevented by professional shoe fitting. Even if you were unable to attend please assist the Society of Shoe Fitters and our members by promoting our aims and objectives. If you are able to make a difference it would help us to help so many others. For more information contact secretary@shoefitters-uk.org or George Freemans office and take a look at our MP handout: MP HANDOUT.

WHAT DO WE NEED FROM THE GOVERNMENT?

OFFICIAL RECOGNITION — A recognised endorsement/Award to Industry/government stamp of approval for our organisation and membership – for services to the public and industry.

SUPPORT and co-operation for – NATIONAL SHOE FITTING WEEK through the NHS and government bodies — and greater education for the public – in particular young parents.

A Government Health Warning to accompany all children’s footwear.

An Education Department directive for schools to STOP CARPETING FLOORS! Children should not be wearing plimsolls and slippers all day — it is unhealthy and dangerous on many levels, can significantly compromise the development of children’s feet and gait, wastes parents money and would breach Health & Safety in any workplace, so why should schools be different? Tom, who is the assistant to Alex Salmond can unfortunately vouch for the problems this causes.

SUPPORT for a new Orthopaedic Footwear Course and promotion of our existing Footwear & Fitting Course to health professionals.


An apology: Unfortunately we were unable to photograph every MP that attended, but we would like to thank all those that came and hope that they will help us in our aims and objectives going forward.


ALBERTO COSTA MP SOUTH LEICESTERSHIRE with MAUREEN UNSWORTH & JANE BONNER.JPG

ALBERTO COSTA MP SOUTH LEICS talking to JANE BONNER.JPG

ALBERTO COSTA MP SOUTH LEICS TALKING TO PRESIDENT PROF. WESLEY VERNON OBE.JPG

ALBERTO COSTA MP SOUTH LEICS with MAUREEN UNSWORTH JANE BONNER AND FITTING STOOL.JPG

ALBERTO COSTA MP SOUTH LEICS with MAUREEN UNSWORTH JANE BONNER AND ILLUSTRATING GAUGE ETC.JPG

ALBERTO COSTA MP SOUTH LEICS with President PROF WESLEY VERNON OBE.JPG

ALEX SALMOND with Ellie Maureen Frank Rosemary Jane and Cheryl.JPG

ALEX SALMOND with Elllie and Jane Maureen Frank Rosemary and Cheryl.JPG

ANDREW BRIDGEN MP N.W. LEICS talking to SSF Secretary.JPG

ANGELA HOPKINSON MP UPMINSTER.JPG

CAROLINE NOKES MP ROMSEY & SOUTHAMPTON with President Prof. Wesley Vernon OBE.JPG

CHRIS HEATON-HARRIS MP DAVENTRY with JOHN SAUNDERS CEO of B.F.A..JPG

CONSULTATION for MARY LEIGH (wife of Sir Edward Leigh MP Gainsborough).JPG

DAME ANGELA WATKINSON MP FOR HORNCHURCH AND UPMINSTER.JPG

DAME ANGELA WATKINSON MP FOR HORNCHURCH AND UPMINSTER WITH ELLIE DICKINS HUNGERFORD.JPG

DAME ANGELA WATKINSON MP UPMINSTER STANDING WITH PRESIDENT PROF. WESLEY VERNON OBE.JPG

ENTHUSIASTIC GEORGE FREEMAN MP.JPG

GEORGE FREEMAN ADDRESS.JPG

GEORGE FREEMAN MP about to address the event.JPG

GEORGE FREEMAN MP APPEALS TO ALL.JPG

GEORGE FREEMAN MP MEETS SSF SECRETARY LAURA WEST.JPG

GEORGE FREEMAN MP SPEAKS.JPG

GEORGE FREEMAN mp WITH Prof Wesley Vernon OBE and Secretary Laura West.JPG

George Freeman MP with Prof Wesley Vernon OBE.JPG

GERALD JONES MP MERTHYR TYDFIL & RHYMNEY talking to author GWENDA CARTER.JPG

GETTING SORTED AT THE START.JPG

GROUP SHOT KAREN FRIETT WILL FLOWER.JPG

hannah from George Freemans office with Wes Vernon.JPG

JOHN SAUNDERS CEO of BFA talking to CHRIS HEATON-HARRIS MP DAVENTRY.JPG

JOHN SAUNDERS the BFA.JPG

JOHN SAUNDERS with Charles Denton, Cheryl Taylor.JPG

JONATHAN LORD MP for Woking with Prof. Wesley Vernon OBE.JPG

JONATHAN LORD MP WOKING with President Prof. Wesley Vernon OBE.JPG

KAREN FRIETT LYMPHOEDEMA SUPPORT NETWORK TALKING TO AUTHOR GWENDA CARTER and the trade press BEV GREEN and SUE WISEMAN.JPG

LAURA WEST WITH GEORGE FREEMAN MP.JPG

LOTS TO DISCUSS WITH MIKE CURRAN.JPG

MARK DURKAN (FOYLE LONDONDERRY) WITH PRESIDENT WES VERNON OBE.JPG

MARK DURKAN MP FOYLE LONDONDERRY.JPG

MARY LEIGHS (WIFE OF SIR EDWARD LEIGH MP GAINSBOROUGH) consulting MAUREEN UNSWORTH AND JANE BONNER.JPG

MINISTER FOR LIFE SCIENCES GEORGE FREEMAN meets SSF Secretary Laura West.JPG

MINISTER GEORGE FREEMAN – when your feet are this big!.JPG

MINISTER GEORGE FREEMAN meets ELLIE DICKINS past president.JPG

MINISTER GEORGE FREEMAN with MAUREEN UNSWORTH and JANE BONNER.JPG

MINISTER GEORGE FREEMAN with PRESIDENT Prof. Wesley Vernon OBE.JPG

NHS SHELAGH MORRIS OBE WITH PROF WESLEY VERNON OBE.JPG

PAULA SHERRIFF MP Dewsbury meets the team.JPG

PAULINE LATHAM MP MID DERBYSHIRE with President Wes Vernon OBE.JPG

PAULINE LATHAM MP MID DERBYSHIRE.JPG

PRESIDENT PROF WESLEY VERNON OBE with ALBERTO COSTA MP SOUTH LEICS.JPG

President Prof. Wesley Vernon OBE with JOHNATHAN LORD MP FOR WOKING.JPG

Prof. Wesley Vernon OBE meets Jonathan Lord MP for Woking.JPG

ROOM SHOT with SHELAGH MORRIS ANDREW BRIDGEN ROSEMARY GRAY, DAVID DUNNING, MIKE CURRAN, JOHN SAUNDERS, CHERYL TAYLOR.JPG

Secretary LAURA WEST hands over to GEORGE FREEMAN Minister for Life Sciences.JPG

SHELAGH MORRIS DEP. CHIEF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS OFFICER with MIKE CURRAN ASSOC. PROF. UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON.JPG

SHELAGH MORRIS DEP. CHIEF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS OFFICER with President PROF WESLEY VERNON OBE.JPG

SHELAGH MORRIS DEP. CHIEF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS OFFICER with ROSEMARY GRAY of NORTH SHOES and LAURA WEST.JPG

SIR DAVID AMESS (Conservative Southend West) with Prof Wes Vernon OBE.JPG

SIR DAVID AMESS MP Southend West.JPG

standing CAROLINE NOKES MP ROMSEY & SOUTHAMPTON with President Prof. Wesley Vernon OBE.JPG

SUE WISEMAN FT AND LAURA.JPG