Here’s an analysis by ‘Our NHS’ editor Caroline Molloy.
Her conclusion? The stealth NHS privatisation that the Health and Social Care Act 2012 has sped up means that cheap and easy elective procedures from hip operations to removing skin tags are now privatised, leaving the costly and difficult acute and emergency services with the NHS – but without the cross-subsidy from elective operations to pay for them. NHS hospitals are now forced to provide the costly services that private health care companies don’t want, on unsustainably low tariffs (or rates of payment) from NHS England.
Here’s Caroline Molloy’s article: What’s really causing the NHS crisis.
Calderdale Council has introduced a local hardship fund for people who receive Council
If you qualify for the fund (see info below) and need to claim assistance, you can phone the Council’s advisers on 01422 288003. Continue reading
Infographic from the National Health Action Party, Aug 2013.
You’re welcome to download, print and share this leaflet
No A&E Cuts in Calderdale & Huddersfield v2 by JennyS19
Watch this pretty amazing film of the Atrocity Exhibition by JG Ballard on UbuWeb. It will enliven 17 minutes of your life.
You can download the 13th Nov 2013 Phase 1 NHS Report on the Urgent and Emergency Care Review here.
Calderdale Save Our Services has purchased 1,000 of the Keep Our NHS Public cards that people can fill in and ask their GP to attach to their medical records.
If anyone wants some, please let Pete Keal know at email@example.com
Info here about the Calderdale campaign to stop the bedroom tax