We all need to fight if we are to avoid seeing the complete destruction of our NHS by next April. Here I will explain this gravest of threats that our NHS now faces. And why, we need your help if we are to stand a chance of protecting local services.
This blog post contains an open letter to county councillors about democracy in our NHS. You can add your name to this letter by writing it in the comment box. What prompted us to write this letter Proposals in Westminster for another top down reorganisation of the NHS are damaging
We have set up a petition calling for Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust (SPFT) to provide better mental health services for children and young people in this area. As the trust is currently planning to build a new inpatient unit we are calling for that unit to provide for children. The
The Government is on the verge of allowing large US tech giants access to all our medical records. That is unless we can stop this process in its tracks. Health data is extremely valuable. Researchers and academics use health data to save lives. But, it can also be of great
The shocking election results last week pose new challenges to this campaign. It was hardly a surprise that I didn’t win in Hampden Park but disappointing that so many voted for more of the same. I have already written in Bournefree Live about our experiences of speaking to local
Specialist services at the Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) in East Grinstead now face an uncertain future. It is shocking to think that the future of these specialist services is now so precarious. Many recognise the hospital as a centre of excellence. But the proposed merger of Western Sussex and
A pay rise for key workers is desperately needed. After all our key workers have been through recently there is no justification for refusing it. But after yesterday’s budget statement by Rushi Sunak it is clear that we need to ramp up the pressure on our Government . Rushi Sunak
Boris Johnson is preparing a lethal blow to the NHS and not to reverse privatisation. But even the supposedly ‘left-wing’ Guardian has been hailing the news of an overhaul of NHS England as positive. The concept that Johnson would end privatisation is akin to believing in unicorns.
Hospital trusts around the country have been merging to create larger trusts. This is an aim set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. This post describes why we have so many concerns about trust mergers. The plan reverses a process of greater localisation that was introduced in the Health
How many people in our population know about primary care networks? I suspect it is remarkably few although they are a policy choice which will radically alter service provision. Ultimately, they are just one more step towards England having an American-style healthcare system. Nobody told the public about primary care