No opportunity to speak truth to power at NHS England’s Citizen Participation event, say Calderdale 38 Degrees supporters

Calderdale 38 Degrees supporters who attended NHS England’s “Citizen Participation” meeting  in York on Tuesday 17th June found the event full of contradictions.

Roger O’Doherty and Morrilly Gudenuff (not the delegate’s real name!) were among 38 Degrees supporters calling on NHS England to come clean about undisclosed meetings with private health care lobbyists and the role of Big Pharma in drafting its plans.

They handed NHS England a petition, signed by over 140,000 people, demanding that NHS England declares all its meetings with lobbyists, as well as any conflicts of interest. Continue reading

Cut to Calderdale’s A&E is only part of proposed massive change to hospitals and community health and social care services

More information has become available about the proposal to cut the Calderdale Royal Hospital A&E department and centralise A&E sevices in Huddersfield.

Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group has clarified that this is only part of a proposal for a whole new model of providing hospital and community services for people across Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield.

It involves a massive shakeup of the way the whole NHS operates in our areas.
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