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  1. Councils to use agencies that have availability of staff to care for people that need to leave hospital, not let cost be dictating factor.

    Local councils should use agencies that have carers available when people need to leave hospital. This would stop bed blocking and prevent people like my poor Dad, (88 years old), from being stuck in a hospital bed for FOUR months!! He is so upset, he has given up and to be honest, I think he will die in there if something is not done soon.

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    • The closure of the Vale of Leven Hospital.

      The people of the west of Scotland would now have to travel 30 miles in some cases by helicopter just to receive urgent care.

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      • Persuading DEFRA to continue to support Rural Community Councils http://t.co/ybviXX2mWD

        Please stop DEFRA from ending support to Rural Community Councils to prevent rural areas from becoming a green desert with no community life support!

        Rural Community Councils are not an unaffordable luxury, they provide direct support to often isolated and disadvantaged rural communities with help to create a sense of community, campaign for local services that meet genuine needs, manage important local assets and get involved in active participation in democracy and volunteering.

        3 votes
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        • Stop the change of commissioning of dialysis and chemotherapy care and the downgrade to non specialised services.

          There is a process taking place of changing the commissioning of dialysis from NHS England to GPs (CCGs). Dialysis would no longer come under the banner of specialised care and would become non-prescribeable. GPs are not experts in this field.
          I do not believe these changes are in the interests of patients but rather they appear to be further fragmentation and watering down of important services to make eventual bidding for these services easier.

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          • Support the people on the frontline fighting crime in our communities the police officers that the government leave stranded!!

            The police force is continually given bad press or blamed for every problem that comunities face these days. My campaign is actually not about the police force but actually about fighting for the people that continually put their lives on the frontline to help the fight against crime. The people that the government has left stranded as they continously cut costs leaving forces with unsafe numbers to fight crime and therefore putting people's safety at risk everytime they go to work.

            A government that spends ridiculous amounts on police commissioners that do nothing but get paid £100k per year.

            A…

            3 votes
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            • Stop the privatisation of child protection services.

              The power to take children away from their families could be privatised along with other child protection services under controversial plans the government has quietly announced.

              The proposal from Michael Gove's Department for Education (DfE) to permit the outsourcing of children's social services in England to companies such as G4S and Serco has alarmed experts. They say profit-making companies should not be in charge of such sensitive family matters, and warn that the introduction of the profit motive into child protection may distort the decision-making process.

              21 votes
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              • Stopping troubled children becoming an investment opportunity

                Making money out of tragic children is the extreme end of the outsourcing culture. The history of contracting and privatisation has mainly been high cost and high profit for worse service. This 30-year policy has, without evidence, been driven by contempt for the idea of a public ethos, and conviction that private is always best.

                An 18% return on the most disturbed and needy children in care homes is the extreme end of Britain's outsourcing culture according to a report by Polly Toynbee today.

                'In the two years between 2010 and 2012 outsourcing to private children’s homes rose 8% to…

                29 votes
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                • Stop witholding free health care to British expats returning to their own country. Our pensioners have paid their dues in the past -

                  There must be Free health care for pensioners whether they have been living abroad or not. They are British citizens. They are saving the country money while being retired abroad - no pension credit, no housing benefit etc. This 3 or 6 month rule should be abolished immediately. This rule states that British expats will not receive free health care from NHS should they return to live in UK Also Pensioners retired in Thailand have their pension frozen. There is no reason for this either and it should be stopped.

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                  • Saving The Deanes School in Benfleet Essex.

                    Essex County Council started consultations on May 23rd 2013 to close a secondary school in Thundersley Essex rated as a "Good school with outstanding features" by OFSTED. This is a constructive closure by Councillor Gooding The Cabinet Member of Education and Lifelong Learning. His consultation is flawed and has been recommended by his own Scrutiny Commitee that "there is insufficient evidence" to close the school. Yet he ignores his own council and presses ahead with the closure. Rebecca Harris MP is fully opposed to the closure as is the local Castle Point Borough Councillors and the neighbouring Southend Unity Council…

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                    • Write letters to GPs to vote against charging for visits.

                      On 22nd May in York GPs will vote on whether to propose charging for GP visits. If they decide to do so this would set in motion the end of the NHS set up in 1948 'free at the point of use' and would ensure that poorer people will be unfairly disadvantaged. The majority of the population is against this and the only people who will gain are private healthcare companies who will suddenly be in demand, and their shareholders (including many MPs in the present government who are 'coincidentally' starving the NHS of funds). The proposal is for people…

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                      • Against the US-EU free trade agreement which threatens all European public services as well as many regulations (Food, GMO, fracking, etc.)

                        The US-EU free trade agreement (TTIP : Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is extremely important because it will make lots of struggles completely pointless, especially for the NHS but also against fracking.
                        The most proeminent points of the TIPP are:
                        - elimination of all trade tariffs and the reduction of all tariff barriers
                        - more closely tied cooperation among the EU and US regulatory bodies protection
                        - restriction of subsidies to state-owned enterprises (e.g: NHS, Education, Justice etc.)

                        Prioritising ‘regulatory harmonisation’ means bringing together the regulatory frameworks of the EU and the US, making them much more alike. Many areas…

                        334 votes
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                        • people being charged £10 - £25 for GP or NHS appointments

                          For average hardworking people to write to their GP and advise them to inform the BMA to vote NO regarding the new charging service as their patients would no longer be able to afford visits to their GP. That the NHS should remain a free service and that by voting no we are protecting the vulnerable in our society, the young children, the elderly and those unable to cope who require constant support.
                          So write to your GP today and tell them to vote no to the BMA by the 22nd may 2014 and keep the NHS services free.

                          5 votes
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                          • Ensure the Dept of Health sets Health Visitor funding within the ring fenced Public Health budget when the funding transfers from NHS to LA

                            The government has been investing in Health Visitor services, pledging to increase numbers so all women and their babies and toddlers receive a good universal service and hundreds of new Health Visitors have been trained. When Public Health services transferred from the NHS to LAs in 2013 including the commissioning of school nursing services it was with a ring fenced budget protecting these services from Council cut backs. At this time it was planned that funding for Health Visiting would follow and also be commissioned by Public Health in 2015, once the the target for increasing Health Visitors numbers had…

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                            • http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/16/privatise-child-protection-services-department-for-education-proposes

                              May I implore you to lend your support and to champion the strongest outcry and opposition to this proposal.
                              G4S could not organise the security for mature, responsible adults (the Olympic Games) as well as failing to protect the general public from convicted prisoners at the same time as fraudulently overcharging for non-existent tagging of offenders, therefore how can they be charged with the responsibility for protecting the most innocent and vulnerable who have no voice of their own, let alone any recourse, redress or right of appeal.
                              Vulnerable children are at the mercy of professionals charged with their protection…

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                              • Nationalizing the parts of AstraZeneca that are based in the UK to form a publically owned company to work with the NHS.

                                Nationalize the parts of AstraZeneca that are UK-based to form a
                                publically owned company to work with the NHS. This would benefit patients and also support British Science and protect British jobs.

                                4 votes
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                                • The fate of Papworth Hospital seems to need urgent attention. Perfect example of the true face of this governments policlies.

                                  Raise the profile by usual methods- petitions etc. and support for local campaigners. plus former patients of this breakthrough hospital in treatment of heart conditions.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • NHS caredata scheme

                                    I only found out about the care.data scheme by accident when a leaflet was delivered with a pile of other junk that usually goes straight in the bin.
                                    This care.data scheme is easily confused with the NHS Summary Care Record, so some people may already think they opted out last year. ( the latter was an internal NHS patient information sharing system that provided patient basic health details for emergency use to other direct health providers ie hospital. The patient could view their own information and provide further details. It never got off the ground and was abandoned last year!)

                                    24 votes
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                                    • Save the Canterbury Hospice from closure!

                                      Petition started by Sarah Kelly,Teynham, United Kingdom

                                      Petitioning FAO Steve Auty

                                      Retract plans to close The Pilgrims Hospice, Canterbury in 2016 and allow it to remain in its current working state.
                                      Following the disclosure yesterday that Steve Auty wants to close the Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury in 2016, this petition already has 5,200 signatures. We need more people to be informed about this through 38 degrees. This Hospice was built by local people for local people and is a fantastic example of all that can be achieved for everyone that needs the wonderful services it provides. A recent BBC programme…

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Children in care and after-care (documentary)

                                        My name is Chris Harper and I am 38 degree member. I have taken up the challenge to make a documentary to provoke awareness of the young adults who are leaving the care system.

                                        These youngsters receive virtually no support or after-care once they have left foster care. There are at this moment in time 70,000 children within the care system, 4 out of 5 young adults who leave the care system will be involved in crime and prison or caught up in drugs and manipulated into prostitution, or more recently grooming by certain gangs.

                                        30% of all homeless in…

                                        18 votes
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                                        • HS uk - the vastly superior alternative to the HS2. No one seems to know about this.

                                          This is a far less invasive alternative, with better access to the North West as well.

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