As the Capital marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London – which began in a baker’s kitchen, lasted for four days and destroyed more than 13,000 homes – research by Electrical Safety First has found that more than a million people have called 999 to deal with a kitchen fire . To …
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Do you remember the care.data fiasco of the last few years?  How the NHSE are spending millions of pounds it does not have on expensive consultants, consultation events, publicity information, and IT systems (it would be interesting to know how much the NHSE has spent on the various IT systems over the last 5 years …
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The government proposals In December 2015, the Department of Health (DH) announced its intention to reduce the level of funding for community pharmacies in England, starting with a cut of £170m (six per cent) from October 2016. At the same time, it wants to encourage ‘efficiencies’ such as the online supply of medicines.  The DH …
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Do you walk for pleasure or only to get from A to B? Where do you go to walk – is it in the parks – walking on grass, sand or impacted soil and even with the possibility of breathing fresh air or do you walk on the hard pavements breathing in the polluted environment? …
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Mr Khan has a huge public health crisis on his hands. We are delighted that he has already announced that he will be consulting on new plans to tackle London’s air quality. For older people, particularly those with existing lung and heart conditions, these plans cannot come soon enough. Tiny particles of dust in the …
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I am of course referring to the issues surrounding the fate of your local community pharmacies as this will impact on all sections of the community whatever the age. Jeremy Hunt – not content in haranguing junior doctors to provide unsafe services – is now proposing large cuts to local independent pharmacy services; part of …
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Well it depends if you are a patient or not. And why do I say that? Well do you remember in the last couple of years there was the care.data scheme – the brain child of the government to pass/sell all your medical records without your knowledge or consent to universities and commercial companies? This …
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You are invited to ‘The Impact of Addictions on our Communities Conference’ on Thursday 4th February between 11am – 4pm at Belvedere Youth and Community Centre, Mitchell Close (off Lower Road), Belvedere, Kent, DA17 6AA. The conference was initially started by the Bexley Multifaith Forum six years ago after a careful local research how addictions …
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Lewisham Pensioners Forum are running an event entitled ‘Dealing with Dementia’ on Wednesday 27th January, 2016. The event will run from 10am until 12.30pm and will be taking place at Civic Suite, Lewisham Town Hall, Catford, London SE6 4RU. We all know of someone, or have someone in the family, with dementia. We often don’t recognise the symptoms or know …
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It is suggested that if patients and staff knew the cost of treatment and appointments waste would be cut and hundreds of millions saved – what do you think? This at a time when treatments are being cut to try and get hospital trusts our of the red. The cost of a missed hospital appointment …
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