Consulting on tackling health inequalities
2017 sees the 70th Birthday of Labour’s National Health Service; a service set up to provide universal healthcare for all, to improve people’s physical and mental health and crucially, to reduce inequality in our society.
Over the years, the NHS has been vital in ensuring that everybody is provided with healthcare from cradle to grave, regardless of how much they earn.
Despite this, real health inequalities in our society persist. That’s why the Labour Party is prioritising this issue for wide ranging discussion and consultation this year.
Health inequalities can have significant, detrimental impacts on physical health, mental health and life expectancy, and present a significant cost to society as a whole.
Latest on the NHS campaign
People will have heard of more deaths in the private care sector in Newcastle today. For info, much of the adult care (care homes and home care) is commissioned by councils not NHS – though sometimes a combination. Most of this provision is made by private sector low waged workers, who are employed … Read More
The Durham Miner’s Gala is always an important event in the labour movement’s calendar. Its been good in recent years to hear the Labour Leader talking live and speaking to you along with your comrades up here in the once industrial and often ignored North of England. But its not just the shared space of … Read More
As Bywell branch continues its campaign for adequate and local GP surgery provision in Wylam – Rothbury Hospital Campaigners are applauded and Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group criticised in a Letter to Northumberland Gazette 23.11.18 ‘As a concerned, ageing resident I attended the open meetings in 2016/2017 at which the Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) outlined … Read More
The Falcon Centre: a continuing Wylam civic resource which might include GP services The Wylam Surgeries Users’ Group interim report (April 2018) suggests that the closure of Riversdale surgery and the proposed move to Prudhoe is to the detriment of the health and well being of many Riversdale patients living in Wylam and surrounding villages. … Read More
The fate of Wylam Riversdale surgery still remains uncertain. The CCG and NHS England await the business plan from the surgery which is required before the decision making process can move forward. Yet the surgery’s website suggests it is ‘still waiting for essential information from NHS Property Services regarding the proposed use of the building at our Oaklands … Read More
Empowering people to make decisions that significantly effect there local communities, it’s a mind shift, but it’s Labour’s plan. The story of Liverpool’s Granby Street is inspiring and a good example of a community creating a world they want to live in by creating better homes, facilities and resources with a positive impact on health and … Read More