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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

The Daily Mirror, Friday February 17 2017, reports that “Social care scandal as Tory cuts ‘led to the deaths of 30,000 people’ – and it’s going to get worse” #March4NHS

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The Daily Mirror, Friday February 17 2017, reports that “Social care scandal as Tory cuts ‘led to the deaths of 30,000 people’ – and it’s going to get worse” #March4NHS

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The Daily Mirror, Friday February 17 2017,  reports that

Social care scandal as Tory cuts ‘led to the deaths of 30,000 people’ – and it’s going to get worse

Mirror claims that “A damning report warns cuts to health and social care budgets were “possibly” to blame for the “unprecedented” 30,000 extra deaths in England and Wales”

Mirror says “Tory cuts “led to the death of 30,000 people” 

 

Solidarity Defend our #NHS Support the Junior Drs Srike: Jeremy Hunt’s war on junior doctors leaves them little choice

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Jeremy Hunt’s war on junior doctors leaves them little choice

An NHS student nurse in London last month speaking in support of junior doctors

The British Medical Association has called for three junior doctor walkouts – the first taking place on Tuesday 12 January – after a breakdown in talks. We in the Green party unequivocally support the junior doctors who are going on strike. They have been offered an 11% pay rise, which on the face of it seems reasonable. However, what the government is also doing is cutting pay for extra hours worked. Working long hours (days in fact) without a proper break has always been a key part of hospital culture, but this does not make it right. Junior doctors can work 12 back-to-back night shifts of up to 12 hours each, and 90-hour working weeks are not uncommon. Removing the safeguards that protect them from working too long will affect patient care negatively. Doctors have very rarely gone on strike, but when 98% of junior doctors vote for strike action, this indicates a major concern with the contracts they are being offered. I believe that we should all be listening to the doctors on the NHS front line rather than trust the words of the health secretary, who is imposing these contracts from on high without addressing the major concerns of safeguarding and pay cuts.
Lee Burkwood
Green party London assembly candidate, Havering and Redbridge

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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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