Barts NHS Trust still in crisis and still charging migrants

Migrant Charging Newham Save Our NHS again challenged Barts Trust Board at its bi-monthly meeting on 1stMay over migrant charging. Despite calls for the suspension of overseas visitor charges by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Health , Barts continues its hostileContinue reading “Barts NHS Trust still in crisis and still charging migrants”

BMA joins mounting protest against migrant Charging.

The BMA have just published a report which says exactly what we have been warning about for over a year. Migrant charging deters immigrants from seeking treatment, including for serious illnesses. Newham Save Our NHS and North East London Save Our NHS held a march recently to highlight the issue and we have persistently putContinue reading “BMA joins mounting protest against migrant Charging.”

North East London Campaign to Protest Migrant Charging

NELSONHS have been putting constant pressure on Barts Health Trust to reveal the extent of their imposition of migrant charges on suspected undocumented migrants. They have continued to intimidate those seeking health care even in Accident and Emergency and from pregnant women since the Government pilot of new forms determining migrant status. Now it hasContinue reading “North East London Campaign to Protest Migrant Charging”

STP in East London Fails to win Vital Funds

The ELHCP ( The East London Health and Care Partnership ) is what our local STP calls itself. They have now found themselves victims of NHS England’s austerity drive by failing to win bids submitted recently for much needed funding. All the fine words about integrating health and social care, transforming service delivery in EastContinue reading “STP in East London Fails to win Vital Funds”

East Ham CLP AGM Update

Under the supervision of the new London regional director, the East Ham CLP AGM took place on the 25th of February 2019 as planned. The following officers were elected: Chair: Tahir MirzaSecretary: Syed Taqi ShahTreasurer: Mariam DawoodVice Chair Campaigns: Lakhmini ShahVice Chair Membership: Moniba KhanWomen’s Officer: Sophia NaqviYouth: Azka RasoolLGBT Officer: Victoria MitchellBAME Officer: SugathanContinue reading “East Ham CLP AGM Update”

Labour Consultation Document a “Breath of Fresh Air”

“short on detail ” but ” a breath of fresh air” was how one local campaigner described the consultation document recently released by the Health and Social Care Policy Commission. This reaffirms conference policy to renationalise the NHS . What needs to be confronted now, and I am sure many responses to the document willContinue reading “Labour Consultation Document a “Breath of Fresh Air””

Newham Hospital Maternity Facing Unwarranted Skills Shortage

There are a lot of pluses to derive from the recent inspection of Barts Health Trust which moved up the ratings in many areas. The overall rating is ‘requires improvement’, however, as it was before. Of real concern, however, is that all 4 ‘inadequate’ ratings were at Newham hospital and that 3 of these wereContinue reading “Newham Hospital Maternity Facing Unwarranted Skills Shortage”

If parks are the lungs of London, leisure centres are its immune system.

Our Leisure Centres are at risk of deteriorating. Is the price of a few pounds per hour, the London living wage, worth paying to save them? Our new mayor and councillors’ take over at a very unsettled time for Newham leisure services, for example – Balaam leisure centre is currently closed and has been sinceContinue reading “If parks are the lungs of London, leisure centres are its immune system.”