Category Archives: Health Service Debate

In praise of…. Redford Court

Today I met with some wonderful people at Redford Court, Michael Boardman Service user and Family Liaison officer, Lisa Jones Service manager, Dr  Ivan Pitman clinical Neuro-Psychologist and Sally Rowlands Link worker Sometimes the position of being an LGA spokesperson … Continue reading

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Lib Dem proposals to save our beloved NHS

  Picketing and demonstrations or a properly costed policy which will provide proper long-term funding for the NHS. Which do you think is the most likely to succeed? On Saturday Labour in Liverpool picketed the Royal Liverpool hospital in support … Continue reading

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Rethinking funding for disadvantaged areas after Brexit

Although the EU is not a direct contributor to the NHS our exit from it will cause major problems for the social determinants of health as well as direct problems such as a shortage of trained staff Last week the … Continue reading

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The Future of Social Care – Guest Blog by Rt Hon. Norman Lamb

Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP who made a brilliant speech as part of a series of debates initiated by Mr Speaker Bercow Regular readers of my blog will note that this blog is both longer and cleverer than my normal … Continue reading

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Lord Alton Gets it right on Problem Gambling

(Lord) David Alton is absolutely right about Fixed Odds Betting Terminals. The Government must act. Over the past few days I have received a number of  briefings about the ‘crack gambling habit’ provided by Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs). I … Continue reading

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90 MPs from all Parties get together to fight for the NHS

This is the letter that 90 MPs sent to the Prime Minister last week. We need all-Party action like this if we are to save the NHS At the end of last week, a highly important development took place when … Continue reading

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Soaring numbers of NHS executives are being hired while shortages of nurses are growing

  If we are to save the NHS and ensure it meets the needs of today’s generations we must help it change its culture  and its systems. According to research carried out by independent health research organisation, the Health Foundation … Continue reading

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