Salford, Wigan and Preston showed the highest levels of air pollution in the country today ( Jan 24th ) yet there seems little concerted coordinated effort being made to tackle this public health emergency. Levels of nitrogen dioxide, mostly produced by diesel vehicles, have been illegally high since 2010 in the vast majority of urban … Continue reading 40,000 Air Pollution Deaths A Year – Time For Action Greater Manchester.
Deborah Harrington We all like human stories and in the NHS there are plenty, tales of everyday – and extraordinary – heroism by its dedicated staff alongside tragedies and failure of the system. There are the immediately understandable stories of privatisation, too, such as Virgin taking over children’s services. But the structures and organisation of … Continue reading The Americanisation of the NHS, happening right here, right now
Elements of the Plan released show it represents a top-down imposition of tighter central control – and contains a dangerous new step towards forcing trusts to sell “surplus” land and assets to reduce deficits, along with an explicit instruction to trusts to increase “commercial” (private) external income – with benchmark targets set for each trust … Continue reading NHS Long Term Plan impact
Theresa May’s launch of the NHS Long Term Plan this morning should fool no-one in Liverpool. Despite the mild weather, the Royal Liverpool has been on Red Alert at least 25 times since 1 December. Bed occupancy is 92.3%, against a safe level of 85%. In December, 495 ambulances waited over 30 minutes to discharge … Continue reading Theresa May and NHS reality
Powerful songs, dynamic music, unique video footage and moving storytelling. GMKONP are staging a production of ‘Free For All’ at Stockport Labour Club on 4th December, at 7.30pm with doors opening at 6.30pm. Banner Theatre’s Free For All pays tribute to a health service still rated the most efficient and successful in the world. … Continue reading Free For All – Tue 4th Dec
Keep Our NHS Public Greater Manchester and 999 Call for the NHS are proud to present: For One Night Only......... Accidental NHS Activist Steven Carne brings his own Special Measures to Manchester for a unique cabaret night. A musical comedy web of parliamentary intrigue, media skullduggery and rubber duck battles. Not every show mashes up … Continue reading Special Measures – Fri 16th Nov
NHS England is consulting on the contract for a new model of health and social care provision that threatens the break-up of the NHS into units run by less accountable ‘Integrated Care Providers’ – or ‘ICPs’. Each of these ‘business units’ would control spend and rationing of healthcare for populations of up to 500,000. These huge … Continue reading Integrated Care Providers