This weekend people came out all over the country to protest the state of the NHS. Here is a brief report on the activity in Leeds from the Wharfedale Observer. http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/15920624.NHS_demonstration_in_Leeds/
It seems as though Donald Trump has rattled a few caged across the political spectrum with his tweet earlier today disparaging our beloved NHS. Not only did Jeremy Hunt have his say, which has been widely reported, so did Jeremy Corbyn. https://twitter.com/jeremycorbyn/status/960509403643498498
Jeremy Corbyn has been out and about in the South East today making his point that car parks that create profit for outsourced contracts at the expense of the sick (and the staff) are immoral and something the Labour Party will change when in power. https://labourlist.org/2018/02/corbyn-vows-to-end-parking-fee-tax-on-sickness-as-he-visits-target-seats/
Labour's leader gave the provocative Trump quote at a hospital as it emerged 100,000 patients waited in the back on an ambulance so far this winter https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/jeremy-corbyn-accuses-tories-fake-11873576
The BBC reports on the current nursing crisis within the NHS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42653542
Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to the Prime Minister’s comments about the NHS being ‘better prepared for this winter’, said: “Yet again Theresa May reveals how entirely out of touch she is. Next, she will be trying to lecture patients that ‘nothing has changed’ for patients. “The reality is we see hospitals … Continue reading NHS: Jonathan Ashworth Responds to Theresa May’s Comments
Jonathan Ashworth MP, Shadow Health Secretary, has written in response to a letter from the Health Foundation in relation to their workforce planning (the ongoing process of ensuring the workforce is fit to suitably manage the workload). http://press.labour.org.uk/post/166942917169/next-months-budget-must-address-unprecedented
Unfortunately, this isn't sarcasm - it isn't even satire. This is an actual idea that Jeremy Hunt (Health Secretary) came up with to help avert a potential winter NHS crisis. Read more with the link below. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/13/jeremy-hunt-considers-barring-walk-in-patients-from-ae What have your recent NHS experiences been like? Please comment in the comments section below or on our … Continue reading NHS: How About Banning Walk-In Emergency Patients?
Adam Swersky, a Labour Councillor in Harrow, has written for Labour List on the financial problems being faced by the NHS despite the level of funding rising between 2010 and 2020 by £35bn. https://labourlist.org/2017/10/austerity-is-breaking-the-nhs-so-lets-give-the-23n-it-deserves/ Although we have no major hospitals in our ward there are a large number of NHS services available. Have you faced … Continue reading NHS: Is Austerity Killing the Health Service?
Here is quite a shocking report on the number of beds in the NHS; past, present, and future https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/nhs-hospital-bed-numbers