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
Sustainability and Trasformation Plans (STP) are being drawn up in secret by bodies that lack any legal status with no public consultation and from that process we are now seeing the emergence of Accountable Care Systems and Organisations (ACS/O). These too lack any public engagement, transparency or legal status. So
Our hospitals are the next in line for severe cuts in funding from this Tory government hell-bent on destroying our healthcare service. Sustainability and transformation plans (STP) for primary care have already been incorporated into the operating plans of our CCGs. But we are now waiting for the publication of
Despite this meeting being held on a Sunday of bank holiday weekend, and at a time when many people would be involved in canvassing for forthcoming elections we had a surprisingly good turnout. Representatives from groups in Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Lancing and Chichester met to try and make sense
Sussex Defend the NHS Campaign is organising a regional campaign against the Sustainability and Transformation Plans that are the most immediate and devastating plans that threaten our NHS. The first meeting of this regional campaign to oppose STP is set to take place on Sunday 30th April at the Brighthelm
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