NHS Mental Health Crisis

Ralf Littlte knocks Block off #Conservative #NHS Privatiser and Murdoch fan boy Jeremy Hunt #Mental Health #Derbyuk #Derbyshire #Derby

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Motorcade and Rally to Save Our #NHS  #Matlock Sat 18th November 11.30 Derbyuk #Derbyshire

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Motorcade and Rally to Save Our NHS    

 

Matlock Sat 18th November 11.30
 
Our NHS is in danger. £22 billion has been taken out of the budget in the last seven years and now Derbyshire is to lose 535 beds. This will affect surrounding districts. Who is making the decisions? Council-led Health and Wellbeing Boards play a part, Commissioning Groups decide who gets the limited money made available but never challenge it, and MPs preside over these cuts and changes.
 
Bolsover Hospital, Matlock Whitworth, Bakewell Newholme, Stockport/High Peak’s Shire Hill, Babington. All for the chop.
 
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?
 
Join us on Saturday 18th November, leaving from wherever you are, in colourfully dressed up cars, or just with yourself and your banners. Arrive in the Matlock County Hall Car Park at 11.30

 

Rally for Our NHS

 
Indoor Meeting at 12.00. Speakers.
 
We’ll, to be joined by campaigners from all over the county, plus Sheffield, Burton and Lincoln. We are hoping ITV will be thereThen from 12.00, there will be speakers, discussion, action planning.
 
We must fight for Our NHS.

Enough is Enough: Liverpool NHS Bosses 50% pay rise. How can this be justified when #NHS Health Workers have lost 14% in real terms pay? #NHS front line staff need to strike back, the #Conservatives are destroying our NHS

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Pay rises of up to 50% for senior NHS managers in Liverpool have been described as “scandalous” by an MP.

Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) chairman Nadim Fazlani got a £50,000 rise in 2014-15, Rosie Cooper’s Freedom of Information request found.

Replying to the West Lancashire Labour MP during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Theresa May promised an investigation into the pay hike.

Liverpool CCG said its salaries were set within NHS England guidelines.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-39356516

2,000 people a month sent far from home for NHS mental health care

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Former health minister Norman Lamb attacks ‘discrimination at heart of NHS’ that in bed shortage prioritises patients with physical over mental health problems
Norman Lamb said out-of-area placements were an outrage.
Norman Lamb said out-of-area placements were an outrage. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Of these, more than 500 end up as inpatients at least 30 miles from their home area, the Health and Social Care Information Centre data shows. This is despite such moves often causing great distress and increasing the risk of suicide among patients.

Campaigners said the figures showed that those with serious mental health problems suffered “complete discrimination” by the NHS that would never be tolerated for cancer or stroke patients.

“It’s an outrage what happens,” said Norman Lamb, the ex-health minister who obtained the figures and passed them to the Observer. “We know that out-of-area placements have a link to an increased risk of suicide. This would never, ever happen with a physical health problem, such as a stroke or heart failure. Why should we accept this for someone with acute mental illness, when we wouldn’t accept it for someone with cancer? It’s complete discrimination at the heart of the NHS.”

The figures show that in April – the first month such data was collected in a plan instigated by Lamb – 2,067 people were looked after as inpatients outside the area covered by their local mental health trust. By August, the figure was 2,198. The number of people sent more than 30 miles from their home area rose from 473 in April to 501 in August, the most recent month for which the HSCIC has released data.

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The #Conservative Party is Privatising our #NHS: Wiltshire’s entire #NHS Children’s Services privatised to Virgin in £64 million deal

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Wiltshire’s entire NHS Children’s Services privatised to Virgin in £64 million deal

By TristanCork  |  Posted: November 17, 2015

Virgin Care, which will take over Wiltshire’s children’s health services

NHS staff working in child health services in one West county have been told they have a new boss – Richard Branson – after health chiefs unilaterally privatised their entire department in a £64 million deal.

All community child health services in Wiltshire will be privatised, with council and NHS bosses defending their decision saying it was the best way to ensure a ‘consistent’ service across the county.

But leaders representing the staff being transferred said they had real fears the move would mean a worse service for more money, which they said was what happened when taxes were paid for ‘profits and shareholders’.

Until now, all the services from Cricklade to Salisbury had been run by five different NHS organisations. The services now part of the deal include children’s specialist community nursing, health visiting and speech and language therapy

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