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Putting Councils at the heart of Health and Social Care

The problems of health and social care will not be solved by privatisation or by demonstrations outside hospitals but by careful work and thinking about how to update both these sectors to meet new needs Both a motion to the … Continue reading

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Should GP practices be open 7 days a week?

We should support the RCGP and GPs generally not ask them to do the impossible with stretched budgets and too few staff We are asking a hell of a lot from our GPs at the moment. We want them to … Continue reading

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Mental Health must have the same attention as Physical Health

The Samaritans are one of the major organisations relying on volunteers to assist the suicidal and those just needing someone to talk to Yesterday Erica and I received some bad news. The daughter of a friend of ours had tried … Continue reading

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Some Good News from the NHS about HIV and PrEP

Well done the Terrence Higgins Trust who led the fight to secure PrEP availability on the NHS as part of the fight against HIV/Aids At last some good news from the NHS regarding PrEP. You may recall that twice this … Continue reading

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Cuts to chemists ‘will hit poor most’

As many as 3,000 community pharmacies are at risk after the Department of Health announced it was cutting their funding by £170 million. The Government says the cuts are justified because there are “more pharmacies than necessary” in some areas, … Continue reading

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Drinkaware, Health Aware, Self-aware

The Liverpool Lib Dem Manifesto section dealing with health. We are the only Party to mention health in this election I attended a really excellent meeting of the Drinkaware campaign last Thursday, indeed I gave a speech and joined a … Continue reading

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Health is too important to be left to the Health Service!

Is our Health Serice Sustainable? In yesterday’s edition of the Independent they published two interesting stories about health which could not have been more contradictory. In the first they quoted a junior doctor as saying, “We won’t let you starve … Continue reading

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