Our NHS: a huge budget shortfall and unmet need

In My View… By Dr Jan Macfarlane, Health & Social Care Coordinator, South East Cornwall Labour Most readers will have an opinion about the current state of the NHS. Some will have recent experience as patients or relatives, and those anecdotal experiences may be of wonderful caring treatment or instances where things did not goContinue reading “Our NHS: a huge budget shortfall and unmet need”

The NHS at 70

In my view… by Dr Jan Macfarlane, Health & Social Care Coordinator, South East Cornwall Labour Birthdays are a time for reflection; for reviewing the past, for taking stock of the present and planning for  the future. Decade birthdays even more so. The NHS was born in on 5 July 1948 at a time ofContinue reading “The NHS at 70”

Council Backs Down on Accountable Care Plan

Our patient, determined campaigning against further privatisation in our local NHS over the last year has finally succeeded. In a dramatic climbdown councillors on Cornwall Council’s Cabinet now claim they are abandoning Accountable Care altogether. It looks as though they’re going for a much softer approach to integrating health and social care – and thatContinue reading “Council Backs Down on Accountable Care Plan”

Packed Meeting to Defend Millbrook Surgery

For the second time in recent years, the doctor’s surgery in the village of Millbrook is under threat! On Monday the 15th January, the Rame & Torpoint Branch of South East Cornwall CLP hosted an incredibly busy public meeting to try and help alleviate the concerns of residents of this thriving village at the edgeContinue reading “Packed Meeting to Defend Millbrook Surgery”

Liskeard Labour calls for opposition to health service changes in Cornwall

Liskeard Labour Branch last night agreed to oppose the move to set up an Accountable Care Organisation in Cornwall, and call on Cornwall Labour to campaign against this step towards the privatisation of our local health service…