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Time to talk about mental health day

by jamesbaker on 4 February, 2015

Thursday 5 February 2015 is Time to Talk Day – asking the nation to take 5 minutes to have a conversation about mental health. Having a mental health problem is hard enough, but sometimes the isolation and stigma can make it even worse. But we can all help to break the silence. Talking about mental […]

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The People’s Commission has now been published by the Council ahead of the meeting on the 9th February where it will be discussed. Initially the Commission only sent copies of this report to Councillors, and it arrived with a covering note asking Councillors to keep it confidential. There is however nothing  confidential in the report, […]

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Monitor  a health quango that keeps an on the performance of NHS trusts has stepped in to fix financial problems at Halifax and Huddesfield Hospitals. In a press release Monitor have stated that “trust’s Board of Directors could have done more to prevent the financial problems from arising.” An independent turnaround auditor has been appointed to […]

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Local NHS funding allocation is above its target

by jamesbaker on 9 January, 2015

Our local NHS has a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCGs) which determines which services should be commissioned to provide services for us. These groups are allocated funding based on a formula which takes into account population size as well as other factors such as life expectancy. This formula is used to calculate the health needs of […]

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Nominate an unsung mental health hero

by jamesbaker on 6 January, 2015

  Do you know someone who is doing amazing things to improve the lives of those affected by mental health issues? Find out how to nominate an unsung hero for the Mental Health Heroes awards here: http://www.libdems.org.uk/mental-health-unsung-heroes

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How we would give the NHS the funding it needs

by jamesbaker on 6 January, 2015

The Liberal Democrats have now set out how we will safeguard the NHS for the future. Under Liberal Democrat spending plans, NHS funding will be at least £8bn higher per year in real terms by 2020. The Liberal Democrats are the only political party to set out a credible road map for how we will […]

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There are now 13,635 more clinical staff in the NHS than in may 2010, including 7,997 more doctors. You can check those figures yourself on the Health and Social Care Information Centres webpage. Despite the NHS being protected from cuts, with an ageing population, and increasing health needs it is clear the NHS is today under a […]

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Stamping out Mental Health Stigma

by jamesbaker on 28 October, 2014

For too long there has been a stigma attached to mental health conditions. The lack of support, and help available to people suffering means that many people suffer and miss out on opportunities. The stigma attached to mental health means that many people take too long before they try and seek help and support from […]

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An open letter to band together for our NHS

by jamesbaker on 13 May, 2014

Dear Band together, Calderdale Liberal Democrats have a proud history of campaigning for local services and this local hospital. Dr Bob Heys was involved in CASH (Calderdale Against a Smaller Hospital) when the hospital built was smaller than its predecessor. The late Stephen Pearson a former Calderdale Councillor led a vocal campaign against the awful […]

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Tomorrow night the Council is debating the proposed changes to local health services, which most notable include a threat to Calderdale’s A&E department. The following motion has been submitted by the Labour party This Council :- Notes that the Strategic Outline Case produced by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust, Locala Community Partnerships, and South West […]

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