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Protect our public services

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The EU makes many rules which have a massive impact on our public services. With plans for taking control of health policy in each of its member states, the EU’s influence over our NHS will only increase. As an undemocratic backroom manoeuvre, the EU Commission is creating and implementing policies which will greatly affect our local services without so much as asking UK citizens for consent. One such initiative is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which poverty campaign group, War on Want, called: An […]

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Fairer funding for health in Wycombe

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Today, local campaigners will be handing a petition to Downing Street about fairer funding. I am disappointed that constituency engagements in Wycombe and very short notice mean I am unable to join them. I understand the text of the petition is as follows: We ask you [the Chancellor] to ensure that Buckinghamshire not only receives the national average in funds, but we also receive enough public funding so that key services are restored to Wycombe Hospital. I have twice submitted petitions to the […]

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Lynton House surgery

Cressex Health Centre has recently set out proposals to close Lynton House surgery on London Road and reorganise its services. It is proposed to move the practice to a new, smaller site within Wycombe Hospital and to also extend the number of appointments available to patients at their main surgery at Hanover House. Cressex Health Centre has explained the reasoning behind the proposals to all patients on its list.  Principally, the current surgery premises on London Road are not fit […]

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Mortality rate for Hospitals in Buckinghamshire improving

The recent publication of the Dr Foster Good Hospital Guide 2013 showed that the mortality rate for hospitals in Buckinghamshire has continued to improve over the last year. The Hospital Standardised Mortality Rate is now in the ‘as expected range’ for the first time in recent years. The Guide looks at a number of different indicators to build up a picture of the quality and safety of a hospital’s services. Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has improved in a number of […]

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Parliamentary Question: Bucks health funding

This Tuesday, I had the opportunity to ask a question in the House about the disparity in hospital funding for Buckinghamshire. You can read my question and the Health Secretary’s reply below: Steve Baker: Along with county colleagues, I wrote to the Secretary of State on this subject, because Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is relatively underfunded compared with the rest of the country and it is in special measures following the Keogh review. Further to the answer that he gave […]

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New Chief Inspector of Hospitals will inspect Trusts in special measures

The new Chief Inspector of Hospitals will provide the public with assurance that services are safe, effective, caring, well-led and responsive to people’s needs. As Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, told the House on Tuesday: All [hospital trusts] will be inspected again within the next 12 months by the new Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, who starts work today. Last month, Mr. Hunt praised Sir Mike on his recent selection: No one is more committed to […]

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Sir Bruce Keogh wants your views on NHS urgent care

The NHS England Medical Director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, has announced a review into the way the NHS responds to and receives emergency patients, called the Urgent and Emergency Care Review. As reported on the BBC this morning the new report shows that: The fragmentation…of urgent care services across England causes confusion amongst patients and healthcare professionals in terms of services offered. This can lead to patients presenting at services that may not best suit their needs. This will sound painfully familiar […]

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Public meetings on Bucks hospitals with Sir Bruce Keogh

Next week, on 10 June, as part of NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh’s nationwide inquiry into mortality rates, a review team led by Regional and Medical Directors of NHS England will arrive to investigate Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. The purpose of the visit is to examine why the Trust has high mortality rates and establish what can be done to improve the standard of care for patients. It is expected to last 2-3 days. Meetings to canvas opinion from […]

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