Looking at the GOV.UK website you may well be wondering why every region of the country has a Save the NHS Campaign? The website talks about so many positive changes going on, more funding, better care, greater integration of health and social care and so on. So why is there
The destruction of our NHS is being done by stealth. Starting in the days of Maggie when she asked the question: “What do we do about the error of 1948?” all UK Governments have been steadily marketising our NHS. But, this Government has been pushing far harder than most to
Its a bank holiday weekend and one many people, including myself, may be hoping to enjoy. But sadly, our Government is so desperate to force through the privatisation of our NHS we can’t take a rest this time. Our GPs are being lied to as much as we are, and
Our NHS is heading for massive change, unless we act quickly we may soon be looking at a healthcare service that has little resemblance to our NHS. The big healthcare corporations are probably rubbing their hands with glee as the Tories push hard to make drastic changes that will leave
Our Government announced in December its Long Term Plan for the NHS. All dressed up in sugar coating this was simply attempt number three to somehow fill the wallets of private healthcare corporations while kidding the population that everything in the garden was rosy.
Here is the latest update on where we are up to with this campaign, and what has been changing within the healthcare services in East Sussex. Firstly, how I see this campaign could work would be for it to take a role which is primarily involved in co-ordinating actions between
I appreciate that all the changes being made to the structure of our NHS have been coming at us in quick succession. They have also been obfuscated by the most inappropriate language which often gives labels for new systems that mean exactly the opposite of what they represent. You may
Campaigners in Kent have been battling against proposals to reduce the number of Hyper-Acute Stroke Units in the area, creating fewer units which will supposedly be centres of excellence. The argument has been that survival rates are greater when a patient is brought to a hospital with a specialist unit.
Within the Sussex and East Surrey region which comes under the Footprint 33 STP Board there is a large population, covering a wide geographical area with many health inequalities. For this reason the STP has been divided into three place-based plans. East Sussex Better Together (ESBT) is the place-based plan
If you ever doubted that our NHS was being destroyed we can now see clear evidence of this as our CCGs start to debate and vote on increasing thresholds for NHS treatments. We have also seen examples of proposals to ration services by cutting the numbers eligible for NHS treatment