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NW London STP: 'Change is needed - but not like this'

From Brent Patient Voice LINKThis was the theme elaborated by Dr Julia Simon, former NHS high-flyer, when she addressed a packed and lively BPV public meeting last Thursday 1st December at the Learie Constantine Centre, NW10.BPV Chair, Robin Sharp,...
by wembleymatters on Dec 9, 2016

How effective was Brent Scrutiny's consideration of the STP?

The Sustainability and Transformation Plans for the NHS have come in for severe criticism as a cover for cuts.  The Brent Community and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee of September 20th discussed the plans.  This is the official minute of thei...
by wembleymatters on Nov 26, 2016

Now Brent CCG gets into NHS estate management and development to further the STP

Last week Chris Hopson, Chief Executive of NHS Providers, warned that poor consultation over the NHS  Sustainability and Transformation plans could cause mass opposition on the streets that would scupper the plans LINK while Diane Abbott has ref...
by wembleymatters on Nov 21, 2016

Brent Cabinet decision on North West London STP published

This is the official decision notice about the NW London Sustainability and Transformation Plan following Monday's Cabinet discussion LINK: Cabinet noted the STP submission for North West London.1.   Cabinet welcomed...
by wembleymatters on Oct 26, 2016

NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan

Tonight's Brent Council cabinet is going to consider the proposed NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan for the NHS in this part of London.  The plan strongly implies the closure of various facilities.  Were there a wider public unders...
by James Powney's Blog on Oct 24, 2016

'Sell Off' - The abolition of the NHS. Free film screening Wembley Nov 3rd

Free film screening in Wembley (followed by a discussion with Dr Bob Gill)Thursday November 3rd from 6.30pmHospitals around the country are under imminent threat of closure, and our NHS is being privatised, dismantled and taken away from us. This one...
by wembleymatters on Oct 22, 2016

Lets celebrate the NHS

I have just returned from a visit to Liverpool where my Mum lives. This particular visit was planned around her admission to a local hospital for an elective procedure. She was looked after on a ward with other patients who … Continue reading &...
by IanChisnall on Oct 17, 2016

Are Brent residents adequately represented on STP proposals?

From 'Shaping a Healthier Future' to the 'North West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan' it is often hard to cut through the public relations and jargon to see precisely what is in store for the future of NHS services in our borough.It is...
by wembleymatters on Oct 13, 2016

Day 7: Just like days 1-6

Yesterday I wrote about my experience of visiting a Hospital where my Mum is recovering from a Hip operation. After writing yesterdays blog we visited the hospital again and on the way out of the hospital at 7.15pm we were … Continue reading &#...
by IanChisnall on Oct 9, 2016

Lets promote the NHS

Its not easy walking into a Hospital which has been at the life journey’s end for two close family members and is now treating a third, albeit for an operation which has been performed millions of times before. Based on … Continue reading...
by IanChisnall on Oct 8, 2016

NHS trust failed to investigate hundreds of deaths

The NHS has failed to investigate the unexpected deaths of more than 1,000 people since 2011 according to a new report. It blames a “failure of leadership” at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and that the deaths of mental health and...
by Health Direct on Aug 20, 2016

Childrens mental health - 60% of referrals get no treatment

...figures, obtained under freedom of information legislation from 15 mental health trusts, showed that 61% of children and young people referred for help from CAMHS in 2015 received no treatment. A third were not even assessed for it. Only 20% of un...
by Opinionated Vicar on Jul 6, 2016

Agreement in sight for Junior doctors’ contract deal

A potential deal in the long running dispute over a new junior doctors’ contract has been agreed. Government negotiators and the British Medical Association leadership have reached an agreement after eight days of talks at conciliation service...
by Health Direct on May 20, 2016

NHS understaffed by 50,000 due to bad health planning

Bad planning and cost cutting have left the NHS in England short of 50,000 vital front line staff MPs are warning. The Public Accounts Committee said the shortfall in doctors, nurses and midwives could even get worse if ministers did not get a “...
by Health Direct on May 11, 2016

Jeremy Hunt- lies bullshit and poisoned statistics pt 2

Following one from Health Direct’s Jeremy Hunt- lies bullshit and poisoned statistics post yesterday. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt and the claim he made about doctors’ contracts So, is it true? Do 6,000 people — or 11,000 — die needlessly...
by Health Direct on Apr 27, 2016

Larry Sanders: junior doctors are heroes in the fight for a high quality NHS

Commenting on the  junior doctors' strike, Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, said:It is sad that junior doctors have been forced to this point by the obstinate approach of the health secretary, whose flat-out ref...
by wembleymatters on Apr 26, 2016

Obese smokers denied surgery

The Royal College of Surgeons found a third of local NHS health bosses put restrictions on surgery for smokers and the obese. The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has been increasingly alarmed about the rationing of surgery in the NHS in the tough fin...
by Health Direct on Apr 22, 2016

Fourth Junior Doctor strike hits Health Service

Junior doctors in the NHS are taking part in a fourth strike in their long running contract dispute. The 48 hour strike started at 08:00 this morning as the doctors prepare legal challenges to the government’s decision to impose changes to thei...
by Health Direct on Apr 6, 2016

Sugar Tax- how will it work?

A new sugar tax on the soft drinks will be introduced in the UK the chancellor announced yesterday. The move has been hailed by campaigners as a significant step in the fight against child obesity. So how will the sugar tax work? The levy is squarely...
by Health Direct on Mar 17, 2016

Ask your MP to 'stick around' next Friday for the vital NHS Reinstatement Bill

Next Friday March 11th  Caroline Lucas will take the NHS Reinstatement Bill back to the House of Commons. [1] I have emailed and tweeted Barry Gardiner MP  to ask him to attend the debate.  I hope others will do so for their constituen...
by wembleymatters on Mar 4, 2016


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