Petition to Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, UK Parliament
Stop The Stripping Of NHS Assets As Set Out In The Naylor Review!
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=435823476773447&id=100010373957658 Above link: Short video explaining what is being done to our NHS. An eye opener! The Tories are backing a plan called the Naylor Report/Review to maximise our NHS. Sounds like a great idea UNTIL...when you actually read it through it turns out to be a handbook on asset striping the NHS. •What does this mean? Hospitals will be left in a situation that if they need new equipment such as MRI scanners etc then they will have to sell some of the hospitals assests to do it. This is to 'incentivise' them to sell up. •But arent they government putting £12million into the NHS? Yes they are but when you realise it will be used in a "2 for 1" deal, meaning for each £1 the hospitals raise on asset striping the government will top it up by £2, it becomes clear that the government will be using this £12million of tax payers money to help sell off NHS assests. In short this money will not be doing anything to support our NHS. Worldwide our NHS was held up as an ideal model in healthcare. We prided ourselves on it. Generations have been proud of this wonderfull organization. It delivers us great respect from other countries. The NHS has saved my life on several occasions. I am someone who has several chronic health conditions, a genetic condition and am now disabled. I started out life in perfect health with no idea of what would hit me in my 20's but the NHS got me through. They saved my eyesight, my hearing, reversed damage from 6 different attacks of non viral meningitis and have given me continied care for a Chronic pain conditon. We all need the NHS. Now we have to fight for it. The Naylor Report is the first step in its destruction!!! Private health care is NOT the way to go. I do not want my children or grandchildren to have to face debt because of an emergency operation or poor health. I STRONGLY urge the decision makers to look for alternatives to this catastrophic plan. If the many huge corporations in the UK were properly taxed we wouldnt have to cut frontline funding at all. And seeing as we have one of the lowest corporation tax rates in the world its unlikely that we will lose those corporations to other countries as it would not benefit them to do so! Please do NOT implement the Naylor Report or sell anymore assets to the NHS property company who already now has 10%. Find another way!!!
Petition to John Penrose, Jeremy Hunt, James Rimmer
Save Weston-super-Mare General Hospital Accident and Emergency Department
PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION WE DEMAND THAT THE A&E DEPARTMENT AT WESTON GENERAL HOSPITAL IS RETAINED AT FULL CAPACITY!! The Accident and Emergency Department at Weston-super-Mare General Hospital is under threat. It has been announced that from July 4th 2017 it will be closed from 10 pm to 8am every night, The Weston Area Health Trust claim that this is down to patient safety concerns raised by a Care Quality Commission inspection done in the last few weeks, but in reality this has been planned as part of the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for well over 6 months. The Hospital Executive flatly denied this Closure was going to happen, and not without a full public consultation, when approached by the Weston Mercury http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/weston-general-hospital-a-e-rumours-1-5051622 Only 6 Days later without consultation they announced the closure http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/weston-general-hospital-a-e-to-close-overnight-1-5060288Parents would you want a 30 mile journey in the middle of the night if your child falls ill?Would you want an extra 30 mile journey to your nearest open A&E if you suffered a Heart Attack or Stroke in the night?....and this is complicated by the current lack of sufficient ambulance cover across the whole of the West of England.Contrary to the claims made by James Rimmer, Chief Executive of Weston General Hospital it's obvious that the downgrading can do nothing but damage patient safety, and we are concerned that this, so called, temporary solution will quickly become a permanent situation.Weston's Conservative MP, John Penrose, agrees with the closure, calling it "essential", yet he made no mention of the closure during the General Election Campaign, which concluded only days before, even though this was raised at the local hustings he attended. http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/weston-general-hospital-a-e-closure-reaction-1-5060981 The closure will also shift additional load onto our nearest neighbouring A&Es at Taunton Musgrove Park Hospital and The Bristol Royal Infirmary; both of these hospitals are facing their own cuts in A&E services under the STP.. Why should the residents of Weston-super-Mare be collateral damage to this Tory Government's unnecessary austerity cuts? Why is our A&E losing night time doctor cover? Other smaller hospitals are retaining theirs. With an expected resident population of 220,000 in the near future for North Somerset, our above average elderly population, and our increasing tourist trade bringing a huge summer surge, surely it's madness to reduce our emergency facilities? We had 200,000 visitors over the Air Show weekend (17-18 June 2017) alone! PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITIONWE DEMAND THAT OUR A&E DEPARTMENT IS RETAINED AT FULL CAPACITY!! (This petition will be presented in to the Weston General Hospital Executive Board on 4th July 2017)
Petition to dwp , Theresa May MP
DWP & Government: Stop Benefit Cuts, Stop Pension Cuts and Age Rise, Stop Discrimination!
So for a couple of years I have wondered about what benefits I'm entitled to, as I'm sure other people have. I have mental health illness's which in turn has made my doctor say I am unfit for work but I'll go into that a bit more later. I currently receive Employment and Support Allowance & Housing Benefits (currently in process of PIP claim). My concern is the fact that if I want to marry my partner, I will have to rely on HIS hard work and my PIP. Now please tell me how my partner is suppose to care for me & work for £300 a week plus if I win my PIP then I can claim this of max £141 a week. Now I'm not sure about the rest of you but the fact of my depression and anxiety etc his car is a must to get me to doctor appointments, transport to see my family when I can and shopping etc. I will lose my ESA and Housing Benefits if I marry him so my question is this, why must our partners be the ones to have to support us with all of their money? How is this even right and been considered?! Why should their hard work and earned money have to pay out for us the whole way, scrapping for pennies after the end of it. We won't be able to afford Rent Fuel Road Tax MOT Car Insurance Life Insurance (when it comes to it) Food Gas Electric Water Phone Bills Internet TV licence Prescriptions Bathroom Essentials e.g. towels, shampoo and conditioner, soap... Female Essentials Clothing and the list goes on. DWP have shamed us for long enough! We have suffered by them, people have even COMMITTED SUICIDE due to their system and how it runs. As someone who suffers with mental health, I can say this is not the way I wanted to live my life. I wish I could work, see my friends, be able to keep my hygiene up, change out of my clothes without having to be told and forced to! How long must we be pushed under their shoes, they don't care for us at all. I don't want your money, just your time and a signature to help people like myself and others who cannot work due to their illnesses not to have to rely on their partners money if they get married. I don't really see the difference between a couple and a married couple...so why take away someones benefits for the sake of a marriage which is a last name change?! C'mon guys, lets fight back against the cuts, ALL THE MONEY CUTS! THE NHS, DWP BENEFITS, OUR PENSIONS!! FIGHT BACK AND LETS MAKE OUR LIVES EASIER!! https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/disability-benefit-claimants-attempted-suicides-fit-to-work-assessment-i-daniel-blake-job-centre-dwp-a8119286.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5572663/DWP-investigated-suicide-mother-nine-benefits-stopped.html https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/909354/theresa-may-deidre-brock-dwp-benefits-payments-suicide-row Lets just say its not just DWP...Theresa May I am ASHAMED OF YOU! LIVE UP TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR LEAVE! ITS OK FOR ALL YOU IN THERE TO GIVE YOURSELF AN EXTRA BONUS BUT WHAT ABOUT US?!!! Thank-you if you sign and if you share. I hope something is done for the sake of our lives. We must take back our rights to live...
Petition to John Lamb
SAVE SOUTHEND A&E SERVICES! (Southend Council Residents)
Please only complete this petition if you have a Southend Council Address. If you live in Rochford or Castle Point Council areas then please see out other petitions. Castle Point Borough Council Residents Petition Rochford District Council Petition IF YOU HAVE FILLED IN A PAPER PETITION PLEASE DO NOT FILL THIS IS AGAIN Our website Find us on Facebook We the undersigned oppose:Proposals by the Mid and South Essex NHS Success Regime to downgrade Southend A&E in any form. We believe that downgrading Southend A&E in favour of transferring all 999 emergencies to Basildon Hospital will cost lives in the Southend-on-Sea area. We call on Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to: Oppose any downgrade of services at the A&E department at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. State publicly that the only acceptable A&E provision at Southend Hospital which Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will support is one which maintains a full 24 hour emergency care facility which accepts all 999 blue light Ambulances.
Petition to Swindon CCG (clinical commissioning group), Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, Wiltshire CCG (clinical commissioning group)
Keep a mental health 'place of safety' open in Swindon
Our Place of Safety which is used to support and assess those who are deemed a risk to themselves and/or others due to mental ill health is currently closed. The reasons for closure are not supported by the evidence. There is an engagement process to decide its long-term future. During this closure, service users will be transported by ambulance or police car to Devizes, which is a 45 minute journey. This will almost certainly add to a persons distress in their time of crisis. It may also make it difficult for a family member or friend to attend as an appropriate support. We believe that there should be a Place of Safety for mental health service users in Swindon so that people do not have to be transported out of area away from friends and family during a time of crisis.
Petition to Parliament
Make it compulsory for all MPs to use only the NHS - no private insurance
It seems likely to me that, if parliament, as the decision makers and purse holders for the NHS, were stopped from using private healthcare and had no choice but to use the NHS for everything, we would quickly see funding improved. But while so very many of them don't have to, the funding and staffing levels of the NHS seem irrelevant to them - except when there is shortly to be an election! It seems only just and reasonable that MPs should all develop first hand understanding of the NHS and the problems it faces, and the difficulties those problems then make for patients (delays, rationing of drugs, cancelation of operations, 4 hour plus waits in A&E etc.) If you think this is worth trying, please sign the petition.
Petition to Helyn Clack, Bill Chapman, Helen Atkinson, Kate Shields, Ken Gulati, Claire Murdoch, Philip Hammond, Kwasi Kwarteng, Duncan Selbie, Dr Andy Brooks, David Hodge
Keep Blanche Heriot Unit at St Peter's Hospital Open
Blanche Heriot Unit at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey has been serving the people of North Surrey for 25 years but is now threatened with closure. The Unit provides services in sexual health, HIV and other areas of genito-urinary medicine with some 15,000 attendances in 2016. These include patients with other health issues such as vulva/genital dermatology, cancer and pre-cancer and chronic pelvic pain. In addition to the clinics held at the Blanche Heriot Unit itself, clinics are held every week in 5 local prisons and at Royal Holloway, University of London. The Blanche Heriot Unit also provides inpatient HIV services at St Peter’s and works closely with the neonatal unit. The Blanche Heriot Unit is currently run by Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust but is now caught up in a contract jointly commissioned by Surrey County Council and NHS England for sexual health and HIV services in Surrey. There was only one bidder for this contract - Central & North West London NHS Trust (CNWL). CNWL have committed to run the Surrey contract at a saving of £2million per annum over 3 years. CNWL have indicated that they will not be retaining services at the Blanche Heriot Unit but have given no indication as to how these services will be provided elsewhere to the same high standard and level of accessibility. The contract was due to start on 1 April 2017 but CNWL have already run into problems in the “mobilisation” stage causing Surrey County Council to extend the existing services at the Blanche Heriot Unit by six months. However this is only a temporary reprieve. The Unit, and the services it provides, remain under threat. The decision makers in this process have not engaged with, or consulted, the patients who depend on the Blanche Heriot Unit. This is your opportunity to ensure that the patient voice is heard. Sign & share the petition. Write to your MP. Make the case for the Blanche Heriot Unit and its dedicated, expert staff to continue to serve the people of North Surrey. If you would like to get more involved with the campaign contact us on email@example.com Thank you for your support.
Petition to Paul Hawkins, Jeane Freeman, Paul Gray, Nicola Sturgeon, Board
Mr. Paul Hawkins Should Be Replaced as CEO of NHS Fife
In 2015 he left Hywel Dda University Health Board in Wales before becoming CEO of Fife. He left it with a deficit of £31.2 million, the highest in Wales. This health board is still in serious financial difficulties. Under his tenure in Fife, According to official statistics, a total of £9,138,735 has been spent by NHS Fife on agency workers in 2017/18 compared to £5,871,837 five years ago - an increase of £3.26 million due to his failures to ensure adequate staffing levels. (Dunfermline press 20/06/18) His COO has had to resign over allegations of misconduct (Sunday Post - 01/07/2018). Out of hours services in NHS Fife have been branded a sham because of things like a lack of GPs that led to the temporary closure of out-of-hours services in St Andrews Community Hospital, Glenrothes Hospital and at Dunfermline’s Queen Margaret Hospital in April. (courier June 23 2018) A staff survey by NHS Fife has found that more than a third of employees have no confidence in him nor trust in his senior management team. (Courier June 1 2018) GP's are reporting staff shortages like Dr Susan Cattanach, who is covering all 3,600 patients at her Fife practice after one colleague resigned and one retired. The normal ratio is The ratio of GPs to patients in Scotland as a whole is one to 1,083. (The times - July 20 2018) NHS Fife were rapped for 'serious failings' after a lung cancer patient was wrong told they had Asthma. (Herald Scotland: 21st February) NHS Scotland is investigating a range of misconduct allegations about the NHS Fife Board. (Sunday Post 25 March 2018) A report in the Dunfermline Press in January revealed NHS Fife has spent £106,000 on taxis for patients at Queen Margaret Hospital in the last three years because of lack of transport. Last years audit Scotland report showed that NHS Fife failed to meet Inpatient/daycase treatment time guarantees (TTG), which is the guarantee of patients beginning treatment within 12 weeks by almost 8% and Cancer referral to treatment targets, (patients beginning treatment within 62 days) by a whopping 15%. In January, NHS FIFE was ordered to apologise after failings in care led to a patient at Victoria Hospital contracting a flesh-eating infection. An enquiry into the treatment of the woman, known as Miss C, upheld a series of complaints including a delay in reaching a diagnosis for the necrotising fasciitis. (Dunfermline Press: 2nd January) On the 11th May 2018, it was reported in the Dunfermline Press that Paul Hawkins and his team could close the minor injuries unit at Queen Margaret and centralise it all to Kirkcaldy. In a Freedom of Information request reported in the Courier on June 5th 2018, it was revealed that there are patients who have been forced to wait nearly two years to begin mental health treatment. On 25 FEB 2018, it was reported in the Dunfermline Press that a mum suffering ectopic pregnancy was 'left without food and water' for FIVE days after an operation delay. These are just some of the things from the last year that has happened within NHS Fife and there is no real way to know how deep the rabbit hole goes. A few years ago, my mother who has M.S was taken into hospital with what was suspected to be the flu. The doctors did not check her properly, instead, they loaded her up with fluids and transferred her to the ward upstairs in the Victoria Hospital where she was not given her medications properly over a number of days. Despite her having dementia, she wasn't fed properly. My father and I had to bring her food from home and make sure she had something to eat. This resulted in a formal complaint. She was subsequently discharged without being checked properly and not long after suffered a pulmonary embolism and in the words of the A&E doctors, the clots had "been there for a long time" not just days. She was administered TPA and we nearly lost her because of it. With my treatment, I fought for a diagnosis of my M.E for nearly 7 years before finally giving up and getting a diagnosis for my illness while on holiday in Moscow with my wife. I was supposed to get surgery with the NHS which could completely rid me of my type 2 diabetes but am being denied it on a technicality which should not apply because of other health factors which the national framework dictates that it should be overridden in such cases. NHS Fife is currently under investigation by the SPSO for discrimination and has been lambasted by local MSP Alex Rowley for failing to deal with the complaint, not adequately, but deal with it at all. This is the man who you entrust the wellbeing of your health and that of your families and friends at NHS Fife and the buck stops with him. He left the NHS board in Wales he runs with the biggest deficit in Wales and now he is running NHS Fife into the ground. Paul Hawkins needs to go! Whether he is pushed by the Scottish Government or whether he resigns of his own accord. He is being paid over £140,000 per year by the taxpayer and is failing at his job. Both him and his board need replaced!