Virgin Wins £700 Million Contract

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Virgin Care has been given a £700 million contract to operate more than 200 NHS services, the first time a company will deliver a council’s social care for adults. Bath and North East Somerset councillors backed the contract by 35 votes to 22 at a council meeting in Bath.

The settlement came following a vote by health bosses at the council’s NHS clinical commissioning group (CCG), which allowed the contract to go ahead. Preparations will start for adult social care, sustaining healthcare and children’s community health to be given over to Virgin Care, controlled by Sir Richard Branson, on April 1 in a seven-year agreement.

According to Virgin Care, their purpose is to make a genuine difference to people’s lives by giving services that are without charge, are greater than previously, give a great experience for everybody, and save the NHS and public money.

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Supposedly they are going to give front line NHS and social care services across the country. Since 2006 they have treated more than seven million people giving care good enough for families.

Their purpose is to make a genuine distinction to people’s lives by offering NHS and social care services that are:

Free at the point of need
Better than what went before
A great experience for everyone
Better value for the public and the NHS
We understand that it’s our people living our values that makes us who we are, and it’s about how together we can make a difference.

What do they mean, to the point of need?

A National Health Service free at the point of use will shortly be unsustainable if the political parties do not come forth with comprehensive strategies for reform. Idle health spending coupled with ever increasing costs and demand suggest the NHS is suffering the most challenging period in its 65-year existence.

In a candid evaluation of the risks encountered by the health service, senior officials at the confederation say that the two years following the next general election will be crucial in determining whether the NHS can continue to provide free health care for all patients.

Treasury funding for the service will be at best level in real terms, given that demand remains to increase, medications cost more, and NHS inflation is greater than general inflation, the NHS is facing a funding hiatus calculated at up to £30 billion by 2020.

They claim that the NHS must change from a health service intended to address the needs of the 1960s, with a focus on hospital care and handling of critical sickness and trauma, into a service fully implemented to look after people with long-term ailments, with a focus on community care.

If they do not achieve a post-election drive for change it is quite likely the prevailing foundation of the NHS free for all at the point of need will become unsustainable in the future.

Jeremy Corbyn Slams Tories

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Last Wednesday the Conservatives put you and your family in danger. Confronted with strong data proving that the NHS is on the verge of financial meltdown, the government disregarded the requests of patients and the advice of doctors and nurses.

Instead, Theresa May declined to give a single additional penny to preserve our NHS or striving social care structure when the Tories’ Autumn Statement spending policies were revealed. Furthermore, they made it plain they intended to stop the prevailing triple lock incomes protection for pensioners.

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The NHS is the health service respected across the globe.

No matter your age or wealth, when you or your child is sick our medical institutions and our GPs are there when you require them. Following six misused Tory years, our hospitals will be around £30 billion in the red by 2020.

The government is pushing hospitals to draft up ideas for what services they will cut.

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So far the plans incorporate decreasing the amount of Accident and Emergency departments by half. Maternity services will be slashed and thousands of beds lost. If you reside in Birmingham you currently have four hospitals, under these proposals that will be cut by half, leaving two hospitals to care for over a million people.

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The A&E Unit in Huddersfield is one of many facing closures.

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In southwest, London, busy St George’s, which highlights on Channel 4’s 24 hours in A&E, is on a shortlist of potential hospital closures. With waiting times rising, and four million people on waiting lists now is not the time to be cutting our health service, we must invest in it.

Apparently, a Labour government will adequately support the NHS, give parity to physical and mental health, and integrate social care to ease the dilemma of bed blocking.

There is an alternative to cuts, closures, and creeping privatisation. That’s why Labour is maintaining that they are putting the NHS front and centre stage.

Now Labour members are holding over 550 separate NHS events nation-wide. Furthermore, they are inviting people to add their voice, to improve care for our NHS.

You know something’s wrong when an eight-year-old girl wrote a tragic message to MPs questioning why a life-saving cancer medicine isn’t free and available after a family friend was diagnosed with the illness. Daisy, couldn’t understand why cancer medications aren’t free on the NHS in Wales but were free in England.

When her mum’s friend Carolyn was told she was terminal, Daisy began composing a letter to Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing, and Sport, asking him to give medication to patients.
Carolyn was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant with her youngest child, Mira, in 2015.

The mum-of-two had to endure chemotherapy whilst pregnant to shrink the tumour, and had a mastectomy following her daughter’s birth.

Fewer than two months later, Carolyn was delivered the crushing announcement that cancer had reached to her liver and lung, and was now terminal.

She began an online petition to gather funds for life-saving medicines not available on the NHS in Wales and has raised more than £60,000.
Nevertheless, with one medication alone costing more than £5,000 every three weeks, she must raise almost £100,000 more to pay for a year’s worth of medicine.

When Carolyn’s friend’s daughter, Daisy, learned about her plight, she chose to take things into her own hands. Daisy’s mum Sarah told she was making Christmas cards in the kitchen to raise funds when the little girl questioned what she was doing.

They’re an open family, so she understood all about Carolyn, and when she told her that not all medications are free in Wales, the little girl couldn’t get her head round it, and she questioned what she could do.

So, she wrote a letter to the Government. It was posted, but ash hasn’t heard anything back.

In the letter, Daisy writes: “Dear the Government.”

“Why are the cancer tablets lots of money?

“It’s not fair because in England the tablets are free. Why did you choose to make the tablets cost?

“It is not fair for people who have some cancer in Wales. It’s very sad for me and my mum because my mummy’s friend Carolyn has cancer. She had it when she was pregnant and had a baby. Then she was fine.

“But soon after she had cancer again and she had lots of treatment. But she also needs those tablets so will you please make them free.”

Daisy had always been a kind girl and needed to improve things one step at a time. She’s a really kind young lady and has a tender heart. If people aren’t healthy, she studies about things quite a lot.

But the letter is merely a start for this promising diplomat as she’s presently contemplating beginning an appeal at her school in Coychurch, Bridgend.

Daisy, who is in Year 4, thinks that it’s sad for people with cancer, and it’s not fair for people in Wales, and she wants it to change.

A Welsh Government spokesperson stated that they can’t comment on specific cases or the conclusions or views of clinicians, wow, that’s passing the buck. Furthermore, the spokesperson announced that they are proud of making certain that sufferers have entrance to evidence-based, clinically cost-effective medications, not simply cancer.

Quite clearly they don’t, otherwise, Carolyn would have had those medications free of charge, and is this a deliberate act to suppress life? What are the drawbacks to giving medication to cancer suffers free of charge? Well, there aren’t any, and it really makes you question, when you actually sit down and study it, if there hasn’t been a cure for cancer all along, or at least for several years that nobody has been told about.

To hold life-saving medicines away from sufferers is unethical, and so far, it all comes down to funds and where you live. They can fabricate the facts as much as they like, but we need to dismantle those facts so that we can build a genuine system.

This sweet small girl needs to make the planet a safer place, and out of the mouth of babes, comes the truth.

However, if you come from the aristocracy, or are well-bred, you can have everything you want since you have the funds to pay for it, except for those that don’t have much at all, and cannot afford it, it’s not free.

This inoffensive lady just needs medicine that is out there to be free of charge, it’s not much to ask surely? However, what you have to bare in mind is, that it’s a postcode raffle, if you’re not in the right area, then you get nothing free, it’s all a gamble of uncertainty.

It’s all about making a profit, and spending out money for free on human beings is not one of them, too much expense and nothing coming back to them, what a disgrace, and because of that, they are leaving innocent people who are dying from cancer to just get on with it until eventually, they die, and of course once they are gone, nobody actually disputes why it occurred, since they are dead.

Notably promoted on Facebook and different social media is the belief that a medicine for cancer has been discovered but is being crushed. The purpose given for the suppression is completely the same. The assumption is that businesses stand to make extra cash by treating a lifelong condition than from curing it.

It’s a simple design with a simple appeal, however, the assumptions are staggeringly convoluted.

There have unquestionably been a number of conspiracy theories over the years that have turned out not to be true. Nevertheless, the revelation is that a great number of really notable conspiracy theories have turned out to really be reliable.

So the next time that you run into some tin foil hat wearing maniacs, you might want to actually listen to what they have to say. They may actually know some things that you do not. In fact, one new research discovered that conspiracy theorists are really saner than the overall population.

So, the next time you are tempted to disregard somebody as a conspiracy theorist, simply remember that the one that is insane might really be you.

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The CDC has suddenly removed a page from their website, which is presently saved here, indicating that more than 98 million Americans got one or more doses of polio vaccine inside an 8-year span when a proportion of the vaccine was infected with cancer causing polyomavirus called SV40.

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It has been determined that 10-30 million Americans could have got an SV40 contaminated dose of the vaccine.

SV40 is an acronym for Simian vacuolating virus 40 or Simian virus 40, a polyomavirus that is discovered in both monkeys and humans. Similar additional polyomaviruses, SV40 is a DNA virus that has been discovered to cause tumors and cancer.

Awkward and slow cash machines with clunky buttons and tiny hard-to-see screens could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a series of next-generation ATMs.

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Ohio-based security firm Diebold has built a touchscreen cash machine that works like a tablet computer, and uses facial identification and QR codes to identify and verify users, and has built-in safety cameras – who’s looking at you, kid!

A shocking new investigative paper from the biggest daily newspaper in Germany claims that Monsanto, the US Military, and the US government have conspired to follow and meddle both anti-GMO activists and objective scientists who examine the adverse impacts of genetically modified food.

Supposedly, new fangled cyber war is being conducted by both eco-activists and independent scientists by followers and previous workers of Monsanto, who are defined as operationally powerful assistants and who have taken up sometimes high-ranking jobs in the US administration, regulatory authorities, and some of who have contacts deep inside the military industrial establishment, including the CIA.

The amount of genetically modified (GM) animals employed in scientific studies in Britain has surpassed a number of normal laboratory animals for the first time, according to official statistics that reveal a 9 percent all-inclusive rise in the management of laboratory animals last year.

Some 4,033,310 animals were employed in scientific experiments begun in 2012, an advance of 322,689, or 9 percent over the previous year. There were 1.91 million scientific procedures practiced with GM animals in 2012 opposed to 1.68.m procedures on healthy animals.

Not long ago, Chinese scientists inserted genes for human milk proteins into a mouse’s genome and have since created herds of humanized-milk-producing goats. In the meantime, researchers at the University of Michigan have a way of putting a human anal sphincter into a mouse as a means of discovering better methods for fecal incontinence, and doctors are building animals with humanized immune systems to help as subjects for new HIV vaccines.

Federal workers and contractors are required to pay special attention to the lifestyles, attitudes, and behaviors, like financial problems, irregular working hours or unexplained travel of co-workers as a way to predict whether they might do harm to the United States.

Managers of special insider threat offices will have regular, timely, and, if possible, electronic, access to workers’ personnel, payroll, disciplinary and personal contact files, as well as records of their use of recorded and unclassified computer networks, polygraph results, travel records, and financial disclosure forms.

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The Department of Health and Human Services and Environmental Protection Agency are proposing the change because of a rise in fluorosis, a condition that causes spotting and streaking on children’s teeth. Nevertheless, we have identified that fluoride in our water and in our toothpaste has been dangerous for us for years, but we still continue to use it, why?

At the greatest vulnerability levels, using a mobile phone half an hour a day across a 10-year span, the research discovered a 40 percent increased chance of glioma brain tumors.

Prescription medications eliminate some 200,000 Americans every year. Will that number go up, now that the largest clinical tests are conducted abroad, on sick Russians, homeless Poles, and slum-dwelling Chinese, in areas where regulation is essentially nonexistent, the F.D.A. doesn’t reach, and mistakes can end up in pauper’s graves?

The act of doing any research on animals is wrong. Furthermore, if you think people believe this is not an act of abuse why aren’t the public lining up to be utilised for the experiments? Human beings still must learn to value all forms of life.

If you debate about the role of pharmaceutical companies in the treatment of mental health. There is indeed a remarkable confusion between drug companies and the medical occupation. On the one hand, the drug manufacturing develops new medication and encourages drug use in order to make money.

On the other hand, the medical service prescribes these medicines in order to treat people. One might believe that there would be a strong symbiotic connection between these two organisations. However, dismally there is emerging proof that this is not the situation and that the relationship is especially unhealthy in the case of drugs used for mental ill health. This situation stems from faults on both sides, and also from government policy.

In the 1950s a whole army of psychotropic drugs, drugs that alter the mind, entered the medical scene. These involved major sedatives such as chlorpromazine (Largactil), since developed into a series of antipsychotic drugs, antidepressants, tricyclics, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors, presently joined by the SSRIs such as Prozac, and so-called secondary tranquillisers, the benzodiazepines, Valium and Librium, now which includes a number of Z-drug hypnotics such as zopiclone and others.

These initial findings were quite interesting at the time, as they appeared to guarantee a remedy for all mental disorders. Schizophrenics using antipsychotics could be let out of the hospital to live, presumably securely, in society.

Subjects with depression could, supposedly, be released from self-destructive feelings and from the perceived peril of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Furthermore, the secondary or primary stresses of life could be completely restored with quiet and calm sleep induced by benzodiazepines.

One prominent neurologist, Sir Henry Miller, also wrote that from now on all mental disease could be corrected with a few tablets and there would be no demand for psychiatrists.

At the same time, it was thought, by a kind of stupid reasoning, that the reason of mental sickness would be shown by these medications. Antipsychotics were determined to prevent brain receptors for the neurotransmitter dopamine, consequently, schizophrenia must be due to an abundance of dopamine.

Antidepressants were determined to improve the activity of the neurotransmitter serotonin, consequently, depression must be due to a loss of serotonin. Benzodiazepines enhanced the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA, so anxiety must be owing to the absence of GABA.

These naive and simple hopes turned out to be incorrect. 50 years later we still do not know the cause of schizophrenia or depression or even how the medications work. The prediction of these ailments has altered little.

Furthermore, anxiety is as prevalent as ever. It has grown apparent that the medications do not remedy any mental disorder. They do manage some symptoms but have limited impact on the underlying processes.

And, of course, the drugs carry their own disadvantages. But these same drugs have made billions of dollars for drug companies.

Following the innovative drug developments, there was research in the pharmaceutical manufacturing for unique drugs acting on dopamine, serotonin or GABA. Once the necessary work had been done, drug firms did not have to foot the expense of producing new drugs.

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It was much more inexpensive to produce (me too) drugs with comparable effects. As a consequence, our society ended up with over 20 separate but comparable composites in each group of antipsychotics, antidepressants, and sedative/hypnotics. They went where the demand was.

Plus there was a change in the way drug firms were run. At the start, the pharmaceutical trade was controlled by chemists. This was not so bad. Presently most of them are driven by people with MBAs, or things similar to that, people who could be the chief executive of Renault, Volvo or anything. They don’t know about drugs, but apparently, they do know where the business is.

It’s all about marketing and making money, and that is the architecture of how a corporation is run, and this is how our whole society is run as well. It’s a chilly concept, and we would be insane to think otherwise. It’s a solemn business making money off people’s disabilities because we suddenly become a prisoner to those companies who tailor our needs to their own pocket.

Parasites to the point of extortion, and it’s a costly business making money off those that are dying. No wonder citizens of the United Kingdom are discontented.

Newly Harvested Immoral Behaviour

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As Tony Blair faces further allegations over misleading parliament regarding the occupation of Iraq, another new rumour seems fixed to overwhelm him. A whistleblower, identified only as Major X to preserve his integrity, has declared that army employees attired in police uniform to act against organisations deemed fanatical.

Plus he has declared that Blair knew about the army’s operations and even approved them. The journalist at the heart of the turmoil encompassing the former Prime Minister is demanding a public investigation into the accusations.

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In the beginning of November, the political weblog site SKWAWKBOX detailed assertions regarding the notorious 1984 Battle of Orgreave. It alleged that, throughout the battle, Margaret Thatcher employed the army against striking mineworkers.

In a meeting with an objective witness, the weblog asserted that the government employed military staff and horses. It further stated that the police and supposed military commenced the battle. Also, it affirmed that many police did not have official numbers on their uniform. Furthermore, that some of those were handling weaponry such as knuckledusters.

The eyewitness’s claims to further back up additional contemporary facts from the battle. But now, SKWAWKBOX has talked to a different whistleblower. On 22 November, the weblog announced that Major X, a previous army officer, had identified Blair in fiery revelations.

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The affirmations point that Orgreave may not be the only time the army outfitted up as police. Also, the officer claims that Blair had an extensive understanding of the evil operations.

SKWAWKBOX says that Major X’s allegations:

Shows army employees dressing in police uniform to act not only against organisations that are anything but extreme. However, against the extremely shocking and questionable fanatics possible, with the extensive information of at least two serving Prime Ministers (John Major and Tony Blair).

Major X professes to be a former army officer. He said to SKWAWKBOX it was his responsibility to appoint army corps in support of police operations against any organisation deemed die-hard under both Major and Blair’s governments.

Major X maintains the army systematically assigned the army employees with false police ID and clothes. He further states both Major and Blair knew of the army’s activities and even sanctioned them. However, Major X goes further.

He maintains that armed employees imitated police against many organisations, groups, and people during the 1990s. These supposedly included striking firemen, prison officers, and animal rights activists. Yet most shockingly, Major X insists that even the Royal Family and EU representatives were spied upon by these possible hidden army corps.

He alleges that the purpose of the army against these organisations and people was:

Essentially for scrutiny, but occasionally for infiltration and arrest procedures.

Major X’s entire discussion with SKWAWKBOX shows even more shocking details. Basically, he maintains that the army was employed as Black Ops, to beef up police forces facing anybody considered a threat to the country. However, Blair’s supposed awareness and permission of these bad operations is possibly the most disturbing aspect.

If correct, this results to, at best, yet another effective clampdown by Blair on trade unions and left-wing parties. But at worst, Major X’s atomic declaration implies a blatant misuse of authority by Blair. One which extends the meaning of extremist to satisfy his own, alienating agenda.

However, Major X’s disclosures, when compared with the equivalent actions at Orgreave, further ask the questions, just why has the Conservative government rejected an examination into Orgreave? Furthermore what precisely is it attempting to cover up?

These are accusations necessitate a complete and total public interrogation.

Nobody realises it, but we are we living in a dictatorship, why do we vote these people in and let them control us like this? They simply run feral once they have control and do bidding for someone else since it unquestionably isn’t for our good.

A number of people are saying that Blair is a lawbreaker, megalomaniac, bordering on idiotic and somebody stated someplace that Tony Blair has got more skeletons in the cupboard than Fred West, and that Blair is a dangerous criminal.

The worst implication of this article is the obvious evidence that Parliamentary Leader Party star Tony Blair was as dangerous as the Conservative Party at stifling human rights and freedom of speech.

We want a true leader who fights for the common people, helping with their needs, by the preference of their own, or at least more fairness, one who actually understands that by attending our needs they serve their own.

That is a patriot, not all them unlawful constituents who make believe that wearing poppies whilst you screw the poorest, sick and extremely destitute out of a few quid per week so they can make nice with their billionaire sponsors. Is the best this country can do?

The Conservative Party and Tony Blair have no remorse, and the Mainstream Media encourages them in their excessive misuse of power and administration of the truth.

If Thatcher did it, Major did it and Blair did it then hands up anybody who believes for a millisecond that Cameron and Brown didn’t do it and May won’t.

Poem For Homework

Benjamin Giroux and the poem he wrote about living with Asperger’s syndrome.

Benjamin Giroux was assigned an open-ended homework task by his teacher. When challenged to compose a poem, Benjamin chose to utilise it as a chance to show others what it’s like to live with autism. Being autistic, Benjamin has perpetually considered himself different when matched to his peers.

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Whilst he wants to be treated equal to everybody else, he realises his Autism makes him come across differently. In a poem titled “I Am,” Benjamin strives to show what his world is like. When his father Sonny read it, he was overwhelmed with emotions.

Once you read his poem, it’s clear to see why. Picture reading lines such as “I feel like a boy in outer space / I touch the stars and feel out of place” or “I say I ‘feel like a castaway’ / I dream of a day that that’s okay.”

As a parent, listening to these words from your child will choke you up. Sonny told that he and his wife were proud of their child for writing such a poem, but they didn’t realise he felt this way. They are so proud, although so sad, that this was how he felt.

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The poem has gone viral on the Internet since it was first posted. The National Autism Association highlighted Benjamin’s poem and shared it with all of its supporters. Presently, people all over the world can get a real perception of what it’s like to live with Autism.

This is all thanks to Benjamin and his moving poem.

I am certain there are numerous people out there who would love to feel like they could reach the stars or listen to the sounds in the air, but Benjamin is not alone, there are countless children similar to Benjamin out there, that go through the same challenges every day of their life.

Sadly, these children don’t make friends easily, which makes their life really hard since regular people don’t understand them, and that makes them pretty confused since they sense that nobody likes them, that’s not the problem, the difficulty is, they just do not understand them, but these children are really beautiful, it’s really such a disgrace that nobody is ready to get to know them for who they really are, or even to attempt to understand them.

We are simply ‘normals”, however, to an Autistic child, they see us and think we are weird, of course, we are not weird, but to them in their world, we are weird, and they are normal, to us, they are weird and we are normal, but “what is normal?”

The thing is this, in their world, they are comfortable and secure, but in our world, our world is pretty scary for them. It frustrates them, so we have to take a tiny part of our world and make it secure for them, so they are not so disoriented since people with Autism don’t like change, and our world is infinitely evolving around them, whereas in their world, nothing shifts.

These children do have feelings, hidden feelings that they never show anyone, and they are all unique in their own way.

We are all of us, different in our own way, we are all individual in some way or another, none of us is identical. Nevertheless, conformism in our culture wants us all to be identical, but these children do not fit into that level of conventionality.

Benjamin’s poem is brilliant, his message is stark, but he has hit the nail on its head.

Some people feel guilty about a child with Autism since they don’t believe that they can talk to them, it seems like a whole different level to them, but actually, all they have to do is smile, you don’t have to manage the situation, they will do that for you because all you have to do is adapt to their world, and see them for who they really are.

It’s a touchy subject since there are a lot of people out there that don’t know how to manage the situation and display hostility towards Autistic people, also family members because they just don’t understand but let me acquaint you, these children are not monsters, and to think this is ridiculous.

Being Autistic might make them slightly different, but what a dull world we would live in if we were all the same, and we must open our horizons if we are actually going to communicate with others, whether they be Autistic or not.

Premature Newborn Left To Die Alone

A premature newborn was left to die in a sluice room at a declining NHS Trust hospital in Manchester. The newborn, which was born too early to revive, was not cared for the two hours of her brief life and died alone in a place utilised for the distribution of medical garbage.

The upsetting occurrence was reported in a confidential private report into continuing deficits, poor team attitudes and clinical failures in the maternity departments of North Manchester General and Royal Oldham hospitals. A study of maternity services at Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trust, which runs the two hospitals, was acquired through Freedom of Information inquiries by the Manchester Evening News.

It described a series of preventable deaths and long-term injuries made by failures over numerous years. The article described how one woman perished of a disastrous hemorrhage after her manifestations were put down to mental collapse and another was left with a colostomy because her condition was missed three times.

It further stated the Trust was putting women at unacceptable danger by taking on too many high-risk gestations at North Manchester General owing to the absence of beds at Oldham. The infant was born just ahead of the statutory age of viability, which is about 23 weeks. As by recommendation, workers did not attempt to keep her alive, however, the statement announced basic empathy was missing.

When the baby was born alive and went on to live for about another two hours, the team affiliates associated with the administration did not obtain a calm spot to remain with her to nurse her as she departed. They instead put her in a Moses basket and left her in the sluice room to die alone.

Long-term failures in the departments led to great levels of harm for babies in particular and reiterated warnings over years had not led to changes. The newspaper announced the trust sought to quash the story and even pretended it did not exist.

The article distinguished plain indication of bad decision-making which has resulted in significant injury to women and genuine problems on maternity wards.

This resulted in large levels of abuse for infants in particular, which has a vital life-long impact. The Trust had a huge reliance on locum workers, more than one-third of the specialist employees, and as such was quite vague in its structure and lacked particular abilities and capabilities, which had directed to adverse consequences for the women.

In one case, a newborn died because its mother had a unique blood type which workers declined to recognise. It quoted disturbing repeated problems across the administration, comprising failures to monitor fundamental important symptoms, bad documentation, important lab results that went unchecked, and important lost data left off patient records.

The trust announced that extra help had been taken on and improvement was being made to enhance care. A report outlined a set mindset amongst workers who favoured to see patients conditions as uncomplicated and repeated violation of the patient’s welfare methods and inadequate enforcement monitoring of the large amounts of agency workers on the trust’s books.

The Trust received numerous legal suits and spent out more in losses than any other mid-2010 and 2015, almost half of them correlating to mothers and babies, payouts which calculated at higher than £25 million.

The precedence is for all of the trust’s duties to reach the lofty criteria that patients demand and warrant. Evidently, they are unwaveringly making the needed changes so that patients can get safe, high-quality care across all of their services.

In addition to the placement of a new Head of Midwifery, 31 new midwives started in post across the two maternity units at North Manchester and Oldham last month.

One episode recognises that a newborn died following childbirth as the mother was not identified through her antenatal supervision as being rhesus negative and given the proper treatment to stop any opposing impacts on her baby.

Nevertheless, this is not good enough, no baby should die because of a clerical mistake. Obviously this was not intentionally done, however, this should not have happened in the first place, and the pain that a family has to face when they lose a newborn is so immense, and further preparation should be given to staff, and if there are not enough funds to do so, then the government must find it, and fast before any more deaths happen.

There have been too many cutbacks to the NHS by our government, this is fact. This is a conscious action by our government to cut funds to accumulate wealth, however, when you are bartering with life, there are no cutbacks to conserve funds, we are dealing with human beings, living people, with lifeblood coursing through their veins, you simply can’t put a figure on that.

Human beings are priceless!

Dementia Patients Are Improving

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According to Benefit assessors, dementia sufferers can now progress. I’m overwhelmed with excitement, I didn’t realise that medical science had advanced that greatly. Is there something that is not being reported, and are we being kept in the dark?

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Numerous people living with degenerative infirmities such as dementia, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis (MS) are losing part or all of their disability benefits after being reassessed. Wendy Mitchell, who has early onset dementia, told that her benefits have been terminated following a reassessment, despite her knowledge that her health has got worse.

It took her independence away completely, it was terrible, by this, we immediately know that the system is completely broken. How can they tell this sick woman that she is better than she was? Hundreds and thousands live with an incurable illness, a sickness that can only get worse. Many depend on the state to fund the additional expenses of getting about, however, that help is being taken away.

It’s like having an especially bad dose of the flu, and you can’t walk like you usually do. Some days are better than others, some days people are much more mobile. Eight years ago Diane Barrett was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Diane has trouble walking, but when she’s on the proper medicine she can drive small distances.

Diane did remark to her children that she was concerned as she had learned from people who had lost their mobility part of their allowance and lost their car, and all her relatives said, that wouldn’t happen to Diane because she’s got a debilitating illness that’s not going to get any better, it’s only going to get more serious.

But she was completely gobsmacked when the letter came. For 7 years Diane got disability living allowance, however, DLA is gradually being phased out, and being succeeded by Personal Independence Payments (PIP). The idea is to base the amount you get, not just on the disability but how it affects your daily life.

The change indicates that everyone has to be assessed. Diane was told her needs had changed and the amount that she received for getting about fell from £57.45 to 0. Without the Mobility Allowance Diane can’t have a car and she doesn’t have any additional money.

It completely affected her life, it has taken her independence away entirely. Without a car, she would find it extremely difficult to get about. There is a bus, but she finds it really hard to get on and off the bus, and they don’t wait for her to sit down, and she has fallen on them before she had the car.

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She was really afraid, and it made her realise how serious her Parkinson’s was, and plus it’s very depressing, and with Parkinson’s you can get a little low sometimes. Therefore, Diane had to give up her old car, but she asked for the ruling to be reviewed and lost the second time. Six months later, she took it to a full appeal in front of the judge, the tribunal took just ten minutes to conclude the government was wrong.

Diane was so relieved because at last somebody was hearing her and accepting that she was speaking the truth.

The government would state that they are paying out much more as a nation on things like disability benefits, and that they have to run these checks and that they have to do this to people to make certain the right people get it.

Diane accepts that, but she believes straight away they see a piece of paper and it states somebody has Parkinson’s disease, Dementia, MS, any continuous things, that person is not going to get over it, they are just not going to get better.

To pass for a car under the government’s mobility scheme you have to get the highest rate of PIP, which gives you further other benefits, a disabled badge, and free road tax, but faced with that increasing bill for disability payments, the government has been toughening the rules, and say the evaluation method is more difficult.

This explains how this is affecting people with serious conditions. Under the former DLA system 82% of people with Parkinson’s disease received full payment, but under PIP that amount has fallen to 40%. It’s the identical fundamental design with other conditions like MS at 93% and arthritis at 83%, MS reduced to 50% and arthritis to 24% with PIP.

The government states that in general, more people get the highest degree of assistance under PIP than under DLA. Plus more people with MS, Osteoarthritis and Parkinson’s are getting the highest possible rate for daily living expenses.

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That wouldn’t cover the mobility allowance, people who lose a car can get additional assistance to purchase their old vehicle outright, though that is paid for by a non-profit making organisation, rather than the government.

At Parkinson’s UK, they have set up a devoted organisation to deal with benefit cases. The foundation states that people with a degenerative illness, already on the highest level of support should not have their needs continually reassessed.

The experience of going for an assessment is very demanding, and people with Parkinson’s go to the trouble to look well and take their medicine and get up early in the morning to get to the assessment, and because they seem well on that day the assessor frequently says well you don’t look sick, you don’t require that support any longer.

The newest figures reveal the numbers appealing a ruling are expanding. There are presently more than 6,043 per month, and the vast proportion of 65% is overthrown by the judge. It’s shocking that 2 in every 3 PIP decisions appealed is successful, and its excellent that those decisions are then reversed and those people are getting the levels of assistance that they require, but we shouldn’t be in a situation where people have to depend on the appeals process to get that assistance in the first place, people should be able to expect that the first decision that they get will be the right one.

The government states that PIP assessments are carried out by qualified health professionals and that judgments are made following reflection of all the data provided, comprising supporting data from their GP.

Wendy Mitchell has dementia. And she began to forget the most ridiculous of words, and that’s when it hit her that something wasn’t quite right. Her life has changed, solely from the point that she had to leave work. Previously she could chat about anything and everything, but now she has loads of notes.

Wendy never got DLA, she was one of the first to be moved directly onto PIP following her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, under the current policy she still has to be reassessed every 18 months. When her latest decision came through she was told her requirements had changed, and her entire benefits would be slashed from £77 a week to nothing.

She just uses it to live, it allows her to live independently, that’s the entire goal of the benefit itself. It permits her to remain and to live in her own home.

Reliable statistics reveal that overall under PIP, numerous people with dementia, seem to be getting the higher rate of payments. The experts state that’s not the whole story, and the Alzheimer’s society maintains its gotten at least 250 calls from people having difficulties with the benefit covering the last 18 months.

Wendy doesn’t remember the content of the meeting, however, she remembers feeling that she wasn’t there very long and the person didn’t ask her many questions to encourage her to remember what she was supposed to be saying, and she didn’t believe that the person had any recognition of her health problems, and she thought that the person lacked any understanding of dementia whatsoever.

Furthermore, she then got the shocking letter that informed her that she was no longer going to get any payment whatsoever. Plus a list of all of the stuff that she was supposedly better at, that she was 18 months before. It’s absurd since she wishes that she was better, who wouldn’t when they have dementia.

It made her feel so demoralised. She immediately recognised that the system is broken since how can they tell her that she’s become better when obviously she will simply get worse, there is no cure for dementia, and there are specific situations when dealing with people who have dementia, MS and additional illnesses comparable to this, that are not reversible, and their infirmity will never get better.

You can’t just make them healthier with a snap of the finger, but their pain can be reduced a tiny bit if they are given the money that enables them to maybe live independently.

It’s a story we learn about in the papers every day, but these people haven’t hit the jackpot when given this money from PIP, it’s an indispensable component of their everyday life. People don’t simply wake one morning and pronounce, that they’ll be ill merely for the pleasure of it so they can get money and state they are sick.

PIP can spread faeces on the sick and disabled, they can present them as shirkers, but the critics know that is not actually the case.

Look about you when your out buying clothes, in a restaurant, or even simply out on the street passing people by. Observe and see, view with your soul, and you will see that almost every other person is impaired in one way or another.

See the person next to you, he/she has glasses, that is an impairment, or the person waiting at the bus stop with the hearing aid. Even your neighbour next door who is a Diabetic, or suffers from Epilepsy, we might not see these ailments, but they are there, right in front of our eyes, and simply because we do not see them, does not indicate they do not exist, and they are quite real.

My mum used to say to me that nobody else can feel somebody else’s pain, and that is very accurate. Just because you can’t see it or feel it, does not imply it’s not there, just because a person seems in good health, doesn’t indicate that they are. It’s called an invisible illness because that’s precisely what it is, invisible because it’s not visible on the outside, it’s on the inside destroying that person like a deadly growth.

Therefore, I urge people who work for PIP, when you next sit next to somebody on the bus or in a queue, take a careful look at that person, they might look well and in excellent health, but you have no concept of what’s going on within their body, and how it might affect their daily life.

As human beings, none of us are perfect, and the government should regard this message that one day it could be them that are in a comparable position as these sick disabled people that they are taking money away from, and if a hospital or doctor has confirmed that they are ill, and their situation will never get better, then that should be sufficient, full stop!

Victimizing State School Students

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A Tesco store in Edinburgh has been cited of discriminating against state school children by making them line outside whilst private school students are permitted to come and go as they please. It has been alleged that pupils from Boroughmuir high school, bordering the city centre, were made to stand behind a barrier by Tesco workers and only permitted to access their local store in tiny assemblies.

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However, pupils at the nearby George Watson’s college were not stopped at all. The problem was established by a parent of one kid at the state school, who stated it was a form of discrimination.

Everyone should line up or nobody should. It should not matter what school you come from, otherwise, it becomes bigotry.

On student who is at Boroughmuir, had to stand in the line each day. He was not one to fuss however, it was getting him down. He and his friends were frustrated since they had to remain outside while others went before of them. Tesco further guards the entrance in that they have a person there, making certain they line up.

Pupils were rather annoyed about the situation, but it’s very good that someone is ultimately sticking up for them, and they don’t want to get into trouble or to show their school in a poor light but they just believe it is wrong. Once they attempted to walk in behind a crowd of pupils from George Watson’s college. A team affiliate granted him, but not the Watson’s boys, out of the shop.

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A post of criticism was put on Twitter last week and a Tesco spokesperson replied with a list of tweets. Basically, it is stated that the private school has a lesser number of children, which is faster and simpler for the store.

I find this really difficult to understand as most meager shops permit school children into their premises, however, if there are several kids, throughout lunch time recess or after school, the store will then allow two children in at a time.

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Nevertheless, they don’t confine them like animals, they just make them remain outside until two come out and then two go in. It’s not rocket science, and I really believed that Tesco had more intellect than that, but apparently not, and think that prejudice is a good thing.

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Not really, considering the founder of Tesco was a Jew, and I guess that Jack Cohen would be turning in his grave right about now. I know that Jack Cohen was born in 1898, and prejudice was prevalent back then, and it appears that nothing has improved since then, one would have assumed that we would have moved forth, but nobody should be victimized, so obviously things have not improved.