Tag Archives: Public Health

1p on income tax for the NHS and that’s just the start

The NHS needs more money. No-one should be any doubt about that. The NHS cannot operate without staff from ward orderlies to Consultants. It needs huge numbers of supplies from drugs to loo rolls; from blankets to bed pans; from … Continue reading

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Some facts about the NHS and the amendment on the Queens Speech

Over the last few hours I have seen a load of twaddle talked about the NHS and the Labour amendment on the Queens Speech largely by people who seem to know little about how the NHS or Parliament works. Let’s … Continue reading

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Parks as bridges to Health and Wellbeing

In Victorian times the great parks of Liverpool and indeed the Country were laid out as part of a public health movement which recognised the need for green space to be the lungs of our city and to provide a … Continue reading

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We must act NOW to support children’s mental health services

 Tomorrow I am at a conference about how we transition young people with mental health problems from their youth status into the adult mental health system. I’ll be speaking in part of it and chairing another part of. This Conference, … Continue reading

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Let’s stop people getting ill – A radical policy for health & social care

When the late,great Ken Dodd sang his most well-loved song, “happiness”and made people happy he was singing about the most important thing in our lives that keeps us from needing the NHS If I wanted to make a controversial statement … Continue reading

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Sugar and Salt the New Nicotine!

We need to make a massive improvement to the diets of everyone but especially children if we are to stop what can only be described as the obesity tsunami facing our Country Regular readers of this blog might feel that … Continue reading

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Making the Case for more Support for Children’s Mental Health

Baroness Pinnock, Baroness Thornhill, Wera Hobhouse and one token man at the event held by the LGA in the Commons to promote action for children’s mental health. The coalition did not get everything right but one of the things that … Continue reading

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