Petition to Matt Hancock, Liam Fox
Keep our NHS out of US Trade deals
As part of his visit to the UK, Donald Trump has just said that the NHS must be on the table as part of any trade deal with the UK after Brexit. This is a serious and direct threat to the NHS that we all know and love - so I’m calling on our government to guarantee that our health service will never form part of ANY trade deal, nevermind one with Donald Trump. Our NHS is a vital public service, it must remain protected from commercial exploitation. As an NHS Doctor I know how valuable our health service is. First and foremost I care about my patients, and I’m seriously concerned that this could be the beginning of the end for high-quality healthcare for all in the UK. Opening up the NHS to US corporations would mean that the profit motive invades our NHS, patient data is up for sale, access to healthcare is rationed and we would be staring at a system, as in the USA, where if you can’t pay you don’t get care. Decent healthcare is a human right and should never be a commodity to be bought and sold. Let’s send a message to Donald Trump to keep his hands off our NHS and ask the UK government to explicitly guarantee that it will never form part of a trade deal with America, nor any other trade deal Our NHS is there for all of us at the best and worst times of our lives, it’s part of our identity, and it is not for sale. Please sign my petition to help protect our NHS Dr Sonia Adesara, Junior doctor and member of Keep Our NHS Public
Petition to World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Show the World Health Organization that Encephalitis Matters
I am Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive of the Encephalitis Society. Many of you reading this will not know what encephalitis is, and that’s a fact I worry about every single day. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain – a neurological condition which affects over 500,000 people across the world each year – regardless of their age, sex or nationality. Encephalitis is more common, in many countries, than motor neurone disease/ALS, bacterial meningitis, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis, yet most people have never heard of it. I have seen first-hand the devastation encephalitis leaves in its wake and since then, I’ve made encephalitis my life’s work Encephalitis has a high death rate and, even then, those who survive can be left with an acquired brain injury and life-changing disabilities, such as epilepsy, chronic fatigue, profound memory problems, and changes in their personalities and behaviour. And it is not just the person affected that is a victim – encephalitis affects families, in some cases leaving them grieving for the person they once knew It is truly a global concern which is why we are calling on the World Health Organization and its Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to do two things: First, to feature World Encephalitis Day as one of their World Health Days. And, secondly, to meet with me and our Scientific Advisory Panel to talk about why encephalitis matters and how we can further the encephalitis agenda more globally We need the World Health Organization to agree that encephalitis matters, and to use their influence to highlight a condition which we know 80% of people around the world are unaware of. #EncephalitisMatters
Petition to UK Parliament
We request RLH to release Tafida Raqeeb to a hospital of her parents' choice
Tafida Raqeeb is a previously healthy 5-year-old child who suffered from a traumatic brain injury in February 2019. She had a ruptured blood vessel (arteriovenous malformation) in her brain and is currently on the life support machine at Royal London Hospital (RLH). On 9th February, Tafida collapsed at home and suffered a cardiac and respiratory attack. She was rushed to the local hospital and later transferred to a specialist hospital for brain surgery. Post-surgery, the neurosurgeons had told the family that the first 48 hours to 1 week would be critical for her but like the determined little child we knew her as, she fought hard. 5 months later, Tafida is beginning to show some signs of progress, such as reacting to pain, movement of limbs and opening and closing of eyes. Initially, the family were informed that Tafida will have a tracheostomy, which meant that she can come off the ventilator. The family were even told that she may be able to go home after a few months and her recovery could continue at home. However, the medical team have now changed their mind and want to withdraw ventilation to end her life. Tafida’s parents are very distraught as they have seen their little daughter make progress in the 5 months that she has been in intensive care; and therefore have requested to allow more time for her recovery. Unfortunately, the plea fell on death ears, and so not wanting to leave any stone unturned, they researched foreign treatment. They have found a European hospital willing to continue treatment for Tafida but sadly, RLH are refusing to release her. We would like to request Royal London Hospital to give this 5 year old child a chance to make a recovery and allow her to be transferred to a hospital that is willing to take care of her and continue with her treatment.
Petition to Sh. Narendra Modi, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri K. C. Tyagi
PM: Ban Cancer-Causing Herbicide Glyphosate and Save Us All
10 deaths. Over 3-4 years. In a small village in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh that no one outside had heard of. The deaths were treated as a natural until a peculiar pattern began to be noticed. All the victims had complained of a lump in their neck or other body parts. The lump was later diagnosed as cancer. Sadly it took more such deaths before the farming village realised all the victims had been exposed to Glyphosate, a herbicide sold under the name of RoundUp or Glycel. It is used on tea plantations, in rice fields and to grow fruits like banana and pineapple. It is now also commonly being used in home gardens. As it turns out this weedkiller is killing more than weeds. It is killing human beings who come in contact with it. Not just in Uttar Pradesh, but in every state and country around the world. In 2015 when the World Health Organisation first confirmed that Glyphosate does indeed cause cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma as well as DNA and chromosomal damage. Immediately many countries banned it on an emergency basis. In mid-May in the US, a court ordered the RoundUp manufacturing company Bayer-Monsanto to pay 2 billion dollars (approximately Rs. 14000 crores) to a couple who had suffered from cancer after using their herbicide). In India, Punjab took the lead by banning Glyphosate in 2018. Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana followed suit. Maharashtra is also planning to ban it. But a nationwide ban is still not in place. That’s because the majority of us Indians, particularly our farmers don’t know about the deadly risk of using Glyphosate. That is why I have started this petition asking the Prime Minister to immediately ban Glyphosate and all its forms to save lives. I am trying to build public awareness on this issue. Sign my petition and help me spread the word. We need to act urgently because pesticide companies are taking advantage of our ignorance. They are sending their agents to approach farmers directly and trap them attractive promotional offers. Farmers get lured because they are told this herbicide is a cost-effective method to kill weeds quickly. What they are not told is the health hazard and risk to their lives. Our Prime Minister cares about farmers and food security. Let’s ask him to ban Glyphosate immediately before it is too late. Sign and share my petition today. #BanGlyphosateInIndia
Petition to UK Parliament, Theresa May MP, Secretary of State for Health, Lisa Forbes MP
Abolish Dementia Care Costs for the Clients/family
People suffering with Dementia are having to pay for care themselves if they own a house or have savings. Most people who suffer with this being 65+, they have worked their whole life, paid tax and NI, saved and now the Government take this away from them and their family to pay the fee's. My grandad recently moved into a care home for his own safety as advised by the social worker as he is suffering from Dementia, this was really hard for us as he has always been independent, however he very quickly deteriorated and sadly now we have no choice. The weekly cost for him/us to be in this safe environment for his medical/mental health needs are £705.00 A WEEK or £33,000 A YEAR!!! We may have to sell his home to fund this! The home my mother grew up in, the home me and my siblings have many fond memories in, the home that was brought to be passed down in the family, and the government could take this away to pay for care that my Grandad NEEDS!! THIS IS HAPPENING UP AND DOWN THE COUNTRY AND IT NEEDS TO STOP!HELP ME GET THE WORD OUT AND PUT A STOP TO THIS, TO HELP US AND THE FUTURE GENERATIONS!! The Government should put a stop to this and ABOLISH the charges or heavily discount them for all clients that NEED the care. Thanks you, Matt
Petition to Department of Health
To ensure a coordinated package of aftercare for all families following the loss of a baby/child, which will involve Midwives, GPs and full support networks.
In December 2012 we lost Charlie Arthur Curtis to Potters Syndrome after 19 minutes of life. Whilst in hospital the care we received was excellent, however once we stepped outside the hospital doors we found that there was little or no support out there for bereaved/grieving families. The support we received fell well below any standard a grieving family should receive. We want our experience to help improve the support available to other parents and families in the future. In Leeds alone there are 32,000 people awaiting bereavement counselling. The wait for counselling can be anything from 6 - 18 months. Surely this cannot be right. Bereaved families need support as soon as they leave the hospital. If each family were to be given a carefully coordinated personalised aftercare package their journey through grief could be made easier. We need your support to help get the Health Department to change their bereavement services throughout the UK. We know we can make a difference with your support. Already we have been able to generate much discussion within the NHS in Leeds.
Petition to UK Parliament
Stop the Installation of Hazardous 5G cell towers in the UK
Hundreds of thousands of 5G cell towers are already being installed across the UK, with the UK's first 5G service going live on May 30th. 5G cell towers are "small" cell antennas which are being installed onto buildings and street light poles. These cell towers use High frequency submillimetre and millimetre waves to transmit data at faster speeds, but have devastating consequences on Human and Animal Health. The waves do not travel far hence the large number of cell towers being installed. It is estimated these towers need to be installed within 500 meters of each other or every 2 - 8 homes. These wireless transmitters will be installed in our streets, in front of our homes and schools and we have no choice! This will greatly increase our Radio Frequency radiation. Scientists worldwide are calling for a halt to 5G roll-out because of the hazards to human health and impacts to wildlife. “Eﬀects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deﬁcits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being.” – EMF Scientific Appeal This is still a largely untested technology and a dangerous experiment to everyone which the UK government needs to take seriously. Brussels have halted their 5G roll-out. “I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not. The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt.” – Céline Fremault, Minister of the Government (Brussels-Captial Region). Call for the UK to take action too and Stop the installation of 5G cell towers. More information and studies can be found here: Environmental Health Trust - Top Facts on 5G Thank You
Petition to Matthew Hancock MP, Theresa May MP
Give us PrEP in England!
PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a pill that can protect users from HIV. If used properly, it can be extremely beneficial to users and can allow a positive and negative partner to engage safely in sexual relations, without fear of contracting HIV. How can I access PrEP? Well, it is currently available through NHS Scotland. NHS Wales have initiated a three year trial called 'PrEPARED' and Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland are offering the drug through a project that will last two years - with no cap on numbers. What about England? The drug is only available at selected clinics and is limited to 13,000 'high risk' individuals in England. I believe that, due to the success of this drug, it should be provided to all those requiring it across the United Kingdom. Currently a postcode lottery and poverty are limiting access, these factors should not determine whether or not a person can be effectively protected against HIV. I hope that this petition garners popular support, so that we can achieve real change and build a brighter future by saving lives. See our latest press coverage here: https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/health/harleston-man-s-prep-petition-1-5806554 More useful information can be found in this article: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/prep-what-is-hiv-medicine-prevent-available-uk-nhs-trial-truvada-world-aids-day-a8654041.html