Category Archives: Health Reform

The Government has commited itself to reforming the current health service in a manner that many find confusing and potentially very dangerous. Few ideas seem to have been tested apart from in the mind of Andrew Lansley (Health Secretary)

Weakness in our Health Infrastructure


The intentions and motivations of our diverse group of 16 Sussex MPs are not always easy to understand from their behaviour communicated through Hansard, which provides a transcript of their spoken words and occasional written requests in Parliament. No doubt … Continue reading

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USA’s signature is not worth the paper it is written on


It is always refreshing at the start of a week to hope that change can be achieved over the next few days which will make our community more secure by the weekend. However last week showed us how much change … Continue reading

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A failure to grasp a vital issue


The image shown here is from the ‘They work for You’ website which displays how our MPs and Peers who are paid to represent us handle the public speeches they make in Parliament. The question from Robert Halfon is an … Continue reading

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On the face of it, bad news for Brighton & Hove


One of the strengths of the way in which MPs are entitled to ask questions in the House of Commons is that where the data exists it gets published in an open manner, however sometimes the failure to then explain … Continue reading

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A misguided comment from Sarah Wollaston


Late yesterday the Guardian published this article on a significant disagreement between the Childrens Commissioner, Anne Longfield and Simon Stevens, the CEO of NHS England. The article which has the headline ‘Children’s tsar savages NHS over paucity of mental healthcare’ … Continue reading

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A nation in desperate need of change


This morning there are reports from various sources of how many vacancies or impending vacancies exist in the NHS and our state run educational service. The high levels of vacancies for Nurses estimated at some 40,000 or 11% of the … Continue reading

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Is our economy strong enough?


The interview with Theresa May on Marr on Sunday must surely rank as one of the most appalling public presentations of the Conservative Party disdain for the rest of society in recent years. The reference to nurses relying on foodbanks … Continue reading

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