• Say no to the removal of Rugby's last ambulance
    West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) wishes to remove the last ambulance station in Rugby. Rugby is a rapidly expanding town and my family has direct experience of long waiting times in an emergency for the ambulance to arrive. With the removal of that ambulance the waiting times for people in this town will get worse and the risk is someone will needlessly lose their life while waiting for an ambulance. In addition Rugby is close to the M6 M1 A14 and A45 - all known for a high number of RTCs. We want the WMAS to stop this plan and think again. We want to be consulted on changes because we, the residents of the town, pay for this service through our taxes. We want to ensure there is adequate healthcare for the residents of our town. Our public services are being relentlessly degraded at a time the population is growing. Enough is enough.
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  • Urgent Paramedic support
    A lot of Health Care Professions are short of staff. They require a degree level of education, and all the professions are greatly enhanced by having a mix of school leavers and mature students undertaking the training. Since 2017/18, mature students have been encouraged to apply, by offering those that already have a degree, a 2nd student loan. I emphasise this is a loan, involving the student taking on a debt of £27,750 over the 3 year course. Since January 2020 there has been further encouragement to attract people into the Health Care Professions, including those undertaking their 1st degree and those undertaking their 2nd degree. This encouragement is in the form of a non-repayable ‘Learning Support Fund (LSF)’ to the tune of £5,000 p/a. Both the 2nd student loan and the LSF are available to those undertaking training in Nursing, Midwifery and many of the Allied Health Professions (AHP’s), including Radiography, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Podiatry and Speech and Language therapists. The one glaring omission are the Paramedics in England. The group that during the height of the Pandemic has been described by UCAS as the ‘Firefighters of Healthcare’. To be clear, a 1st degree application onto a Paramedical Science degree is entitled to both a student loan and the LSF. But unlike Nursing, Midwifery and most AHP’s, a 2nd degree application to study Paramedical Science is not entitled to either a 2nd student loan or the support of the LSF. In other words, if a mature student with a previous degree wishes to undertake training to become a Paramedic, they have to fund everything themselves. Therefore, this petition is not asking for special treatment, it is simply asking for Parity with those professions already mentioned. From this September 2021 the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) have made it mandatory that all new Paramedics have to have a BSc qualification. This is a Profession that we all rely on, it is a Profession that has staff shortages. It does not pay huge salaries and relies on attracting the right calibre of person that genuinely cares and wants to make a difference. The type of person that this petition concerns has been in the workplace, has built up some life skills and experiences and has decided that they want to contribute to society. They should be encouraged, not dissuaded by the huge financial burden. For the future well being of both the service and society, please sign this petition and please share this petition.
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  • Provide Paid leave for those who lose a baby prior to 24 weeks gestation
    Did you know that your female employees who lose a baby under 24 weeks are not entitled to paid leave? Well. You might argue that they are entitled to SSP. Is that really comparable to their wages? How many employees could afford to be off work with the first 3 days unpaid and then live off £96.35 per week? Not many I bet. This is what is happening across the U.K. - employees are grieving, they are suffering physically, mentally & financially. I lost my daughter at 23 weeks And whilst 2 weeks was not enough, it is better than the nothing being offered currently.
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  • UK Mental Health Emergency - Stop the Epidemic within the Pandemic
    Despite popular belief, mental health issues don't just impact 1 in 4. Mental health distress affects 1 in 1, either directly or indirectly. We all have to consider our mental wellbeing. If we are fortunate enough never to need professional help for our mental health, nearly all of us know at least 1 person that does need support. With current world events & inequalities in the UK ever widening, you'd have to be 'mad' to be 'sane' some might argue. So having world-class mental health services will help all of us in the UK, not just a perceived 'unwell' minority. Spending money today on early intervention is much, much cheaper than dealing with the consequences of neglect tomorrow. Most people that have ever used mental health services or those that provide these services, knows the system is failing many people & has been since services began. For decades those with the power & responsibility to improve mental health services have proven unwilling or unable to make the radical changes that need to happen. People are suffering unnecessary distress. People are dying avoidable deaths. This is the epidemic within the pandemic. We are not anti-the-professional or the politicians or any of the decision makers. We are not anti-anything. We are simply pro-human. We want to avoid unnecessary suffering. Even better than just signing this petition would be to also email us with your experiences of mental health services in the UK. The good, the bad, the ugly. Having acknowledged what isn't being done, our hope is to keep this movement with a focus on what could be done. Rather than create a laundry list of resentments we hope to highlight positive potential & creative ideas for mental health services. Less about problems, more about solutions. So if you could also include ideas for how to improve mental health services that would be brilliant. The email address to use is: [email protected] A website is under construction & it is our hope to publish your emails on this site anonymously (unless you don't want us to) to help us all to fully understand the challenges and use our collective wisdom for how we might improve our mental health services across our nation. We will not stop our efforts until we genuinely actualise world-class mental health for everyone in the UK. Please forward this petition to as many friends & family & colleagues as you can. Via email & all your social media accounts. We understand that most of us are 'time-poor' but spending just a few minutes forwarding this petition has the potential to start a mental health revolution in the UK. Please sign this petition now & join this movement to stop the epidemic within the pandemic. It is time for change. It is time for action. Please show your support now.
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  • Keep prescriptions free for Over 60s
    The Government wants to move the age people can get free prescriptions up from 60 to 66 years old. This is directed to anyone in England. The devolved governments have chosen to offer free prescriptions for all. Raising the age at which free prescriptions are offered would further increase this disparity. Many women have been hit twice by the increases to state retirement age, please do not add a third. As this only applies to England, it makes such a change even more burdensome as less than 10% of prescriptions are actually paid for. The over 60s suffer increasing health problems, that could be exacerbated if prescriptions needed to be paid for. People could choose not to pay, which then puts a greater burden on the NHS. This is a shortsighted idea that needs to be nipped in the bud now.
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    Created by Serena Martin
  • Keep Belper COVID secure - postpone the “Fun” Fair
    To keep Belper and surrounding areas safe.
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    Created by James Blake
  • Let's get defibrillators in every entertainment venue
    I feel this is hugely important and could save many lives just as the Christian Eriksen incident of 2021 Euros has proven.
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    Created by Tracey Mark
  • NHS to Give IVF twice
    As amazing as it is the NHS already give us one chance, I feel This is important because so many people now seem to have some trouble with conceiving as many more women have got infertility problems. This can be such things as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis, which effect 1/10 women. Having 1 lot of IVF puts a lot of strain on a woman and not only the whole lm time worrying about being pregnant but a women’s stress levels double which also can cause women to miscarry or not conceive that time. I feel if women knew they have 2 chances it would take a lot of strain off us women. It costs couples thousands of pounds to go through IVF each and every time and not only if the 1st one fails it then makes it difficult for a couple to keep going through it day to day, thinking they might not ever have them, working so hard to get the money for a second try. I have seen people not have any children because it’s wore at their relationship. I know this isnt cost effective but I know it would help with so many relationships and hope to be families. I never realised how many people struggle daily with not being able to have a family.
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  • Help our children return to swimming lessons!
    During the pandemic many sports activities have been affected, yet swimming is not just a sport, it is a life skill. Many private leisure clubs have been afforded the privilege to offer swimming lessons to children throughout the pandemic, but local council run leisure centres have not. Children have missed out on learning how to swim and how to be safe in and around water. We must place pressure on our local government to allow our children to return to the water so that they can remain safe!!!
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  • Stop our personal medical records being taken by NHS Digital
    Unless each of us opts out by 23 June 2021, our individual medical records from the time we were born or first registered with a GP practice, are to be extracted by NHS Digital (at the Government's behest) from 1 July 2021. This will include data about your symptoms, diagnoses and physical, and mental health - your private and confidential health data. These data will then be used for planning and possibly for research purposes and potentially sold for financial profit. This includes the summary of conversations you have had with your GP in the understanding that you were speaking in complete privacy. These data should be protected, not shared. I ask you to support the urgent cessation of this data extraction.
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  • Save Warrior Pharmacy
    In total, more than 16,000 patients are registered at st leonards medical centre and many use warrior pharmacy due to ease of location and due to the outstanding, knowledgeable staff. Losing the ability for the pharmacy within the medical centre to dispense NHS prescriptions from site and to deliver them to the many vunerable and elderly patients would be a travesty. Many patients travel to the medical centre pharmacy specifically due to their longstanding professional relationship with Brent the Pharmacist there of over 20years.
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  • Toothless in Suffolk - Bring Our NHS Dentist Back!
    Communities across Suffolk are suffering from NHS dentist closures and the widespread lack of accessible NHS dentistry provision. Health inequality in Suffolk continues to rise. Patients are being put at considerable inconvenience and distress. The physical and mental pain suffered by those who are unable to find an NHS dentistry provider local to them, has all too often been matched by the financial hardships of being forced to 'go private' as practices are not taking on NHS patients. A Campaign Group has been put together to hear testimony and urge 'NHS England and NHS Improvement (East of England)' to reinstate local NHS dentistry provision in Suffolk. We are calling for the full restoration of NHS dentistry services in Suffolk. The NHS was founded in 1948 as a free-to-all service. We want it back! https://www.facebook.com/groups/suffolkteeth https://twitter.com/SuffolkTeeth
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    Created by Mark Jones