Category Archives: Commentary

What’s Happening to the National Health Service in the York Area in 2017

Below is a selection of the available dates for NHS related meetings in the York area. These are quite useful if you wish to hear what’s going on or have a point to make (book in advance to speak). HEALTH … Continue reading

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Cuts will have consequences in the Vale of York

Unlike many York residents I was aware of Archways before the news about its planned closure on the 31st December was announced. I’d had the pleasure of knowing elderly relatives and younger friends were able to be safe there when … Continue reading

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The Main Crises facing Vale of York CCG Today

Most people value and depend on the NHS in the most fundamental way – to look after them when they are sick.  Most people are also aware that the NHS is in crisis. Especially in York at the moment. But … Continue reading

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Some Important International Comparisons with the NHS

In comparison with the healthcare systems of ten other countries (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and USA) the NHS was found to be the most impressive overall by the Commonwealth Fund in 2014. The NHS … Continue reading

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The Planned Closure of Archways Intermediate Care Unit, York

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/14691434.Anger_over_plans_to__bulldoze__through_hospital_closure_without_consultation/ At the meeting of Defend Our NHS York on the 18th August those present were appalled by the action of the Vale of York CCG and the York Teaching Hospital NHS Trust to declare the future closure of Archways, when … Continue reading

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Bootham Park Hospital – Why Was it Closed?

Since Bootham Park Hospital was closed at the end of September 2015 there has been much anger from service users and their carers, families and supporters including an excellent piece in the Guardian in March 2016. The report from NHS … Continue reading

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Calendar of Meetings affecting the NHS in York during 2016

So, you would like to know what’s happening to the NHS in the York area? We’re afraid there’s no quick and easy route but one way is to attend the plethora of meetings by the bureaucracy created by the Health … Continue reading

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What’s Happening to the National Health Service in the York Area?

So, you would like to know what’s happening to the NHS in the York area? We’re afraid there’s no quick and easy route but one way is to attend the plethora of meetings by the bureaucracy created by the Health … Continue reading

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York Declares Support for Junior Doctors Againt Government Imposed New Contract

At a joint meeting of York People’s Assembly Against Austerity and Defend Our NHS York on 2nd November to discuss the ‘Crisis in the NHS’ it was unanimously agreed to support all necessary action by junior doctors in the UK … Continue reading

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Statement Made at City of York Council Health and Adult Social Care Policy and Scrutiny Committee 20 October 2015 Regarding Bootham Park Hospital

The following statement was made by Chris Brace at the the City of York Council Health & Adult Social Care Policy & Scrutiny Committee on 20th October 2015 on behalf of York People’s Assembly and Defend Our NHS York. Chair and members of the Committee, … Continue reading

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