• Kidney Dialysis funding cut backs announced August2014
    The way that these potentially harmful new Tariffs are being introduced does not accord with the stated intention of NHS England and Monitor who say they are committed to setting national tariff in a manner consistent with the principles of transparency, evidence-based policy – making, consultation with the sector, and impact assessment, as well as in accordance with statutory duties.
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  • Say NO to Increased Parking Charges for staff at RCHT
    The staff provide a service to the community and they feel they need more consideration to any changes being made. They are passionate about their Trust and the service they provide but feel unappreciated with the lack of communication regarding important issues such as the increase in parking charges.
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  • Clarify your future commitment to NHS and social care funding
    In 2010, the formation of a coalition government robbed the British people of the opportunity to elect a government on the basis of the health policies they proposed. This time, with the NHS facing the biggest financial challenge since its creation, it's vital that people know what they're voting for. Within health and social care services the last 5 years have seen huge disruptions. Despite this there is broad consensus that the level of care and treatment has been largely protected. In the life of the next parliament this will not be possible without substantial new money. So far the main political parties have remained silent on how they will find it, or if they do not, where the axe will fall. There is a terrible risk that political parties of all persuasions will want to hide this 'bad news' because of the electoral risk that taking an honest position would present. Many clearly believe privately that there will be no new money, but will not risk the wrath of the public by saying so. This removes the possibility of a real public debate about the future of publicly funded health and social care services, surely vital in any democracy. We need the debate, we have the right to decide together and to elect a party that will act on our mandate.
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  • Better care standards for our elderly & disabled people in Derby
    You can read the Charter in full here https://www.unison.org.uk/upload/sharepoint/On%20line%20Catalogue/22014.pdf We believe that elderly and disabled people in our community deserve the best possible level of homecare to help them live independently and with dignity. In order to make this happen homecare workers need to be treated fairly and decently so they can do their jobs to the best of their ability. UNISON are therefore calling for this through by asking Derby City Council to adopt our ethical care charter. Across the country too many people who need care and too many care workers are not treated with the dignity they deserve. A number of other councils such as Islington and Reading have already done the right thing and adopted UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter. Please add your name and call ask that Derby City Council take responsibility for ensuring better care for our elderly and disabled people and for better treatment of our homecare workers. We are all going to need care at some point in our lifetimes, it is only right that the people who need it and the workers who provide it are treated with dignity and fairness. For updates visit http://www.derbycityunison.co.uk & follow @Unisonderbycity on Twitter
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  • STOP MOORSIDE: "Biggest Nuclear Development in Europe"
    Cumbria already has Sellafield. The Sellafield site has the biggest amount of radioactivity on the planet. A major accident involving the liquid high level waste tanks would have catastrophic consequences and make the area uninhabitable for many generations. The area around the Sellafield site should be an untouchable buffer zone to: a) provide a measure of safety for surrounding towns and villages b) to accommodate the documented leakage of radiation from the Sellafield site into groundwater. c) to minimise the target area for terrorist attack (instead of doubling it) Instead of honouring a beautiful wildlife diverse landscape bought by the public purse and guaranteeing a buffer zone around Sellafield the UK government are planning to sell off a vast area. The land stretches to the villages of Beckermet, Braystones and Calder Bridge. Not only this but the companies who are being wooed to buy the land are the very same companies responsible for Fukushima. "The Moorside Project" is being promoted by NUGEN a company 100% owned by Toshiba. Toshiba’s proposed three new reactors are AP1000s. These are the next generation of the same old uranium burning technology. The difference is that these reactors burn the uranium for longer and harder. The resulting radioactive wastes are much hotter and have to be cooled for decades longer. The NDA have told Radiation Free Lakeland that the fresh water resource for cooling is “a matter for the operators.” Currently Sellafield uses over 4 million gallons of water daily to abstracted from Wastwater, the River Ehen, the River Calder and boreholes in the area. Sellafield stopped producing electricity in 2003. The elephant in the room is of course Toshiba’s track record in nuclear safety. Toshiba supplied the steam generator, architecture and reactor for Fukushima reactors numbers 3 and 5, while Hitachi (merged with Toshiba) supplied the reactor, steam generator and architecture for Fukushima reactor no 4. The beautiful wildlife diverse land: http://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/stop-moorcide/ Contaminated Groundwater - Sellafield https://attachment.fbsbx.com/file_download.php?id=773168039435386&eid=AStZ3li3tSP5MQf_c8WSzWkcyXiQmeST9PaQWg1eXJj-piwqsP2voi22A76xtKEBQRc&inline=1&ext=1434548939&hash=ASuZJtM5OwSjtXCA http://www.oecd-nea.org/rwm/wpdd/rcd-workshop/C-2___OH_The_Sellafield_contaminated_land_and_groundwater.pdf.pdf After– Fukushima – Daiichi - Toshiba looks for new orders overseas http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/03/us-toshiba-nuclear-idUSBRE99204I20131003 Hitachi, Toshiba and GE Merge Nuclear Operations http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newshitachi-toshiba-and-ge-merge-nuclear-fuel-operations http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/how-can-the-nuclear-industry-profit-from-nucl/blog/44192/ Escalating cost of ‘clean up’ http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/11/sellafield-consortium-cost-clean-up Not enough Fresh water to cool new build wastes http://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/why-has-the-wettest-place-in-england-not-got-enough-freshwater/ http://enenews.com/watch-top-economist-nuclear-power-is-over-frankly-i-think-from-a-business-perspective-its-over-i-think-its-over-video What the industry is gleefully saying about 'Moorside' http://www.spyghana.com/moorside-nuclear-power-project-course/ MOORSIDE REPORT by Radiation Free Lakeland 19.9.14 http://mariannewildart.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/moorside-rafl-report-19-9-141.pdf NEW report commissioned by Radiation Free Lakeland is critical of the AP1000 reactor design. The report has been written by the Edinburgh Energy and Environment Consultancy. The report says that "The AP1000 reactor design is not fit for purpose and so should be refused a Design Acceptance Confirmation (DAC) and Statement of Design Acceptability (SDA)″. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2988356/ap1000_reactor_design_is_dangerous_and_not_fit_for_purpose.html The AP1000 Nuclear Reactors proposed for Moorside in Cumbria and their Environmental Impact - Edinburgh Energy and Environment Consultancy July 2017 https://issuu.com/radiationfreelakeland/docs/moorside_-_environmental_impact_by_
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  • Make smoking in all public places illegal
    The current law for indoor public places does not go far enough. Smoking outside is affecting children and adults who are exposed to secondhand smoke. Babies are at risk from sudden infant death syndrome when exposed to smoke. More and more people are getting lung cancer from second hand smoke. If we make it extremely hard for people that smoke. More would quit and as a result save thousands of lives and cost to the nhs.
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  • Abolish The 'Dementia Tax'
    For years now, people in the unfortunate position of suffering from dementia have had their dignity simply 'stripped' from them through the endless daylight robbery that they have faced while receiving full time care in a care home. I have had two family members who have suffered with this terrible disease, one of which is now in a care home and we, as a family, are doing our absolute utmost to obtain free full time social care for him. Why are we doing this? We're doing this because he has contributed to national insurance payments and income tax all of his working life meaning that he has already paid money into the NHS. This is just like thousands and thousands of other people who have rightfully contributed to the system all of their life but then, when old age takes it's toll, people are robbed off their hard earned assets, despite suffering from a complex health need that is of no fault of their own. In fact, the NHS have proven this point themselves: Man gets £5,000 nose job paid for by NHS who refuse to fund cancer care for a five-year-old girl. http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/news/man-gets-5000-nose-job-paid-nhs-who-refuse-fund-cancer-care-five-year-old-girl Therefore, I urge you to sign this petition in order to make a difference to thousands and thousands of lives that do not deserve to be stripped of their dignity and their hard earned assets that they have worked so terribly hard for throughout their lives. Also, please take the time to email and share this with friends and family, and write to your MP urging him to support this campaign. Thank you!
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  • Care UK staffing contracts, fair deal.
    Everyone has parents who may need care as they age. Unless you die young you will all get old and may need care. The cost of caring for old or disabled people and children is for the most part payed for with taxpayers money. It is outrageous that private equity companies can profit from need, financed by tax money of ordinary people and pay poverty wages.
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  • We need constructive dialogue regarding Kadcyla
    This drug is a last resort for many people suffering from Breast Cancer, it provides a quality of life to sufferers who may be left with more aggressive forms of treatment. It can extend not only the quality of life but the length of time remaining to sufferers. Sally Greenbrook from Breakthrough Breast Cancer said ' It is a brilliant drug but hugely expensive' ( BBC News 08/08/14) More info here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28688311
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  • Drug Companies to send a vaccines to the people suffering from the Elboa Virus
    Firstly to stop the spread of the virus within the African countries, so people are treated and have access to the medication for the treatment of the Elboa virus. As well as build a strong public health infrastructure, so that we are prepared in future for any other outbreaks that may occur not only now but also for the future.
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  • Take adult ADHD seriously
    Last year 3700 children were taken into care in Leeds West Yorkshire a large percentage of these children were found to be ADHD considering it is a hereditary condition none of the parents have been informed that they to could be ADHD and if they are they could be treated and then get their children back. This is just one year and one area I believe it will be happening all over the country.
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  • Protect people from becoming unwittingly involved in murder - Ban organ tourism to China
    Dear friends, please take time to read this, I wish for you to be aware of this terrible crime which is often being ignored and kept from the media. It really does affect us all. Killed for Organs: China’s Secret State Transplant Business “It’s being called “abhorrent” and a “crime against humanity.” Allegations of forced organ harvesting in China started to surface in 2006. Since then, mounting evidence suggests these allegations are true—and even worse than originally suspected.”… innocent people are losing their lives, the largest group being the spiritual practice of Falun Gong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvAOOwvJMZs Here is a useful link:- Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) aims to provide the medical community and society with objective findings of unethical and illegal organ harvesting. Organ harvesting, the removal of organs from a donor, without obtaining prior free and voluntary consent, is considered a crime against humanity, as well as a threat to medical science in general. www.dafoh.org/petition-to-the-united-nations
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