• Save Burton Hospital Stop the Derby Takeover
    Earlier this year, leaked documents have revealed that Derby Teaching Hospital Trust will merge with Burton Hospital Trust The documents reveal that such a merger could have wide ranging implications on clinical areas including: Cancer and Stroke Care Orthopaedics Radiology Acute Medicine   The documents show that some services could be lost from Burton and moved to Derby* We have the following concerns Concerns over loss of services at Burton Hospital Threats to staffs jobs, terms and conditions A lack of transparency in the process. Proposals to increase levels of privatisation Further pressure to remaining Hospital services in Burton and Derby
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  • Maximum temperature
    Because there is a minimum but no maximum. We are In pain with the heat
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  • Respirators in high rise flats
    After the Tragedy at Grenfell Tower and the unknown amount of people who died from smoke inhalation, this could be an effective low cost fast way to give people a chance of getting through the deadly smoke. We should all understand that the government will not fit sprinkler systems within flats similar to Grenfell but this would be a start to give people a chance of getting out of the building alive if such events occur.
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  • Breast Reduction
    1 in 5 women experience breast growth during the menopause. The NHS guidelines focus on BMI which doesn't factor in the breast growth and the added weight of larger breasts incur. I am one of these women and am fighting my local CCG at the moment. But I am not the only woman suffering with this. I can't afford the expense of constantly buying larger bras due to the increase bust size. A lot of doctors fail to recognise this statistic and are very condescening about this issue. I mentioned to one doctor I had seen an article in a paper about this, and the idea was pooh poohed. THIS IS REAL. We DO suffer. I have ridges in my shoulders, back and shoulder pain, upper arm pain and all I get told is to lose weight. How can I lose weight when the GP won't do anything about the cause of my weight gain?! It is depressing and does make you feel depressed because you feel like you are banging your head against a brick wall. So if you are suffering like myself, please help me to be heard. Stand and up and be counted and lets get the rules on Breast Reduction changed!!
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  • New counsellors at Haygrove school
    20% of teens experience depression before adulthood. 1/4 teens have depression and 80% of people with depression aren't getting treatment. Our one and only counsellor is fully booked for the rest of the year, with more help we can try and lower these statistics. Sign the petition to help make a difference to the health and well being of the students at Haygrove.
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  • Stop Emad Elmrabet deportation
    Emad has been in the UK for over 20 years. He has 2 children in the UK and all his family members live in the UK. He has never returned to Libya.. He is receiving medical treatment for a serious eating disorder and mental health issues.. Sending him back to a danger country with no healthcare is a death sentence. Please sign this petition to help him.
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  • NHS spending
    To ensure those entitled get quick and necessary attention, whilst eliminating wasteage on salaries, purchases and other handouts
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  • Refuse the government 1% rise for NHS care and nursing staff
    We are seeing more people who are losing heart and morale about working in a job that most feel should be rewarding. People go into the health industry to make a change, but they are being exploited to the very limit. We are struggling for staff in all areas and less are wanting to train due to being able to earn more in a supermarket than a hospital.
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  • More NHS mental health hospitals need opening, not closing.
    When you're at a time where you're mentally distressed, to the point you need to be in hospital, knowing where you are plays a bigger role than you'd think. If you know you're up the road from your house, or a short bus ride away, it gives you peace of mind. You know you're family and friends will be able to visit you, and bring you things you might need. It also means you can have effective home leave before being discharged. Now imagine, you're being sent 100miles away from your home, to a place where you probably don't know anyone. What if no one in your family drives? You become alone and isolated, at a time where being around people who love you matters more than anything; but you're all alone instead. There are kids being sent far away! Some as young as 12. If you're far away, and you are in a unit where you can't use your mobile, how are you meant to stay in contact with friends? What if you're in that hospital for months? Having no familiarity makes you sink even lower. It is essential that more is done to improve the current bed crisis.
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  • Fund the Cavell Centre, Peterborough
    Otherwise some people will die younger, some will not integrate with society, people at work will lose their jobs and effect local prosperity. Staff will not be able to work in a job they have trained hard to achieve. People will be at risk to themselves and others and will be unfairly accommodated in a police station. Remember, people with mental health problems are often highly skilled with a creative lateral thinking process.
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  • PIP and Cystic Fibrosis
    Many people with long-term disabilities, lifelong illnesses and conditions have lost their financial support through the introduction of the PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT (PIP). Many people in England have to pay for their own prescriptions which is unfair on some of the most vulnerable members of our society, especially those who are unemployed because their illness or disability prevents them from doing so. I have Cystic Fibrosis and have to take up to 60-70 tablets a day to maintain my health. Without the financial support that was previously in place with DLA, I now have to pay for all my medication through my own pocket, as I have lost my entitlement to financial assistance like many more people that are in a similar position as myself. In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland this is not the case as those with long-term disabilities or lifelong conditions do receive free prescriptions. The Conservative government need to offer us a compromise after implementing PIP, where the guidelines are too strict. So, what I am petitioning for is equality for the population of England to bring it into line with the rest of the United Kingdom.
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  • Drug companies should contribute financially to give support for the elderly in social care
    It is unethical to profit from a very vulnerable, although massive percentage of the population, in the name of progress. Quality of life has to be a major contributory factor when people are kept alive and "well". How can society justify this unethical practice when all we can offer is a longer life (with the help of medicines) for a great deal of these people who often live in misery and isolation with at best, for many, a 15 minute call from a carer, which may be the only human contact they have on a daily basis, at worst no human contact for several days at a time? My elderly parents (both in their 90's) are fortunate, as they have 5 caring children, who assist in the domestic, shopping , transport, outings and upkeep of their home. Others are not so fortunate. We need to campaign to look at solutions to this ever growing challenge of making the elderly a target for government often directing their "blame" for the state of our health and social care services. They don't just need basic care, but recreation and socialisation to ensure a good quality of life. Ian Wright my local MP (Hartlepool) has ignored my email so please help with this campaign to raise awareness of this plight on behalf of our elderly population and get at least a debate in Parliament on this emotive issue. We owe it to them.
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