Monthly Archives: December 2013

York’s Role in the History of Welfare

John Snow (1813 – 1857) and Seebohm Rowntree (1871 -1954), both born in York, both also played crucial roles in the development of public health care and the evolution of the welfare state. Snow is widely regarded as a key figure … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness at CCG Meeting

Members of Defend our NHS York along with others from various mental health organisations, picketing the York Council Offices during a recent CCG meeting, in their campaign to raise awareness the poor facilities for mental health patients in the district.  … Continue reading

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Response from ICO

In a letter received on the 2nd December 2013 the ICO feels unable to proceed with the complaint due to the BBC’s derogation and the bland definition within that of ‘journalism’ as reported here. It appears there is some case … Continue reading

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Question to The BBC

On the 4th October 2013, one of our members asked the BBC: “I would like to know the number of complaints received by the BBC over its lack of reporting of the Defend the NHS Demonstration in Manchester on the … Continue reading

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York Mental Health Care

A recent article in the York Press discuses the increased expenditure of £3m in mental health in the region, with much of this expenditure spent on maintaining patients out of the region.   Maintaining patients out of their region has become … Continue reading

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