Government response to Public Consultation on ICSs

Government response to Public Consultation on ICSs

1. Legislating for Integrated Care Systems: Provider Selection Regime Consultations Legislating for Integrated Care Systems: five recommendations to Government and Parliament includes the Response to Public Consultation on ICS (See Pages 8-22) The consultation findings are attached above (at 2) and it is disturbing to read some of the NHSE/ NHSI conclusions. Firstly, the report … Read more

“Safeguarding Young Trans People; The Real Issues!”

Posted by Jean Smith on behalf of Labour Trans Equality 05.3.21 First some background. NHS England Commissions GIDS (The Gender Identity Development Service) at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. GIDS accepts referrals of young people with the features of gender dysphoria up to the age of 18 in England and Wales. The service … Read more

Major speech on coronavirus by Justin Madders

The following is a major speech from Shadow Health Minister Justin Madders.  In Parliamentary terms it is extremely critical of the government.  Even though the prime minister may have lowered the tone of debate, this is polite, measured, and at  the end, does threaten the PM with his P45.  I work with Justin a lot, … Read more

Your views: building a strong, integrated care system across England

The NHS are running a survey on Integrated Care – your views. The link to the NHS  Consulation Hub is below. Many thanks to David Taylor-Gooby of the North East branch for bringing this to our attention.

Update from Labour Team North West

This week North West council leaders and MPs wrote to the Chancellor asking him to set out plans for what comes next once this lockdown is over. We have been through so much change and uncertainty we deserve to know what lies ahead so we can plan. Today, Sunak announced that the furlough scheme will … Read more

Plans to “scrap” Public Health England: A Socialist Health Association Response

This week the Government is expected to announce that it will scrap the pandemic response function of Public Health England, and merge this with NHS Test and Trace to form an agency “similar to the German Robert Koch Institute”. It is also particularly distressing that the news was leaked to the press before PHE staff … Read more

SHA COVID-19 Blog 20

This is our twentieth weekly blog the series where we have commented on the course of the pandemic and the political context and implications from its impact on our country. The SHA has submitted our series of blogs to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), Chaired by Layla Moran (LD, Oxford West and Abingdon), who … Read more

More people need to be encouraged to take up routine vaccinations as we recover from Covid-19, BMA warns

The BMA is urging the Government to ensure more people take advantage of routine vaccinations after a concerning fall in coverage rates in recent years. In a report published today, the Association says that many immunisation programmes have been disrupted because of the pandemic as the NHS focused on responding to immediate health concerns and … Read more

SHA COVID-19 Blog 19

In this week’s blog we will look again at the emerging Blame Game which is attempting to divert attention away from the PM and Health Secretary, raise again the unbelievable issue of the national Test and Trace scheme not sharing information on test results with local Directors of Public Health, salute the letter to the … Read more

SHA COVID-19 Blog 18

Week 18 In this week’s blog we urge the government to stop dithering and clarify the guidance on face masks; to get on with sharing all test results with local Directors of Public Health; and to stop shifting the blame for our world-beating COVID death rate onto Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS. Facemasks … Read more

SHA COVID-19 Blog 17

In this week’s Blog we will have a look at the lessons learnt so far with the first City lockdown in Leicester and see what this tells us about the UK Government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, raise issues again about their competence, outline why the social determinants of heath matter and assess the risks … Read more

SHA COVID-19 Blog 16

So here we are in Week 16 of our SHA Blog about how the Johnson government is mishandling and mismanaging – except where it comes to the interests of the profit-making private sector – the COVID-19 pandemic; and why the UK is “world beating” – in terms of the highest death rate from COVID in … Read more