Still time to have your say on healthcare plans

Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Worcestershire Royal Hospital

First published in News

THERE is still time to have a say on a major restructuring of emergency care in Worcestershire.

A public consultation on the county’s Urgent Care Strategy, which has been developed by a collaboration of NHS organisations throughout the county and sets out plans for the future of healthcare for the next three years in the face of falling budgets and increasing demand, is open until Wednesday, March 19.

The plans were presented to a meeting of Worcestershire County Council’s Heath Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday, February 26, where David Mehaffey, who is spearheading the initiative, described it as “a challenge for Worcestershire”.

“The plan is to put primary care alongside A&E departments,” he said. “We recognise that health inequalities are an issue for Worcestershire.”

Chief clinical officer for South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group Carl Ellson said the plans were the result of a significant amount of work.

“There has been some acceptance that the model of primary care has got to chance over the next five years,” he said.

But Worcestershire Healthwatch chairman Peter Pinfield said he was concerned not enough time was being given for feedback in the consultation.

“This will have a real impact on the whole population and its worth taking a little more time think how we want to do it,” he said.

And Worcester City Council’s representative on the board Dr David Tibbutt said he was worried the consultation had a limited reach.

“It’s all very well putting out a consultation process but we will only hear back from the people who want to respond,” he said. “The people who don’t respond are those who are coming into A&E several times a year.”

A key element of the plans is increasing the availability and effectiveness of out-of-hospital care in order to reduce the demand on A&E departments in the country, which have been under significant strain for some time, as well as making sure services are available seven days a week.

If the plans are given the go-ahead the Worcester Walk-In Health Centre in Farrier Street will stop accepting ‘walk-in’ patients when the current contract expires in August as NHS bosses believe it will no longer be required. It will however continue to operate as a GP practice for registered patients.

The plans can be seen at southworcsccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/urgent-care and feedback can be made by emailing ccgcomms@worcestershire.nhs.uk or by using the hashtag #urgentcareworcs on Twitter.

It is hoped the plans can be put into place at the start of April.

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2:29pm Thu 27 Feb 14

PrivateSi says...

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0..18:
Yearly Rise=£4, 50% to Guardian(s),
50% to Kid's strict Housing (deposit, mortgage, rent) & Further Ed.
(2nd year+) Fund (£20,673 at 18, 4% interest).
Smallish Rewards for Qualifications, Guardians & Educators admin)..
Minimum Wage=£7.50, Income Tax=25%, P. Pot Contrib\EmployEE NI=25% (held by MANY Firms)..

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37..54:
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55:
Benefits stop. Untaxed PENSION=Interest Only or x% of P. Pot if below £180/w (36 years, 40 hour weeks, minimum wage, 4% interest), if above up to 50% of P. Pot to State (at Minimum Wage x 4, ie. £1200/w, cut to £600)..

55+:
P. Pot Contrib & Income Tax each=25% on all income but State Pension..

Death:
50% P. Pot to State, 50% to Spouse (1st\current\all by kids?) else State..
Charities & The National Care & Health Service (NCHS=nurtures) aid Individual Needs & stop cheats.. Roll on 55..
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..Pension funds to MANY different Private Pensions schemes, fairly, plus ethical profitable firms directly and New PROFIT MAKING _National Consumerism_ modelled, auto-profit regulating, Infrastructure & Utility Projects (for STABILITY & SECURUITY):

51% owned by all British Citizens, individually, equally, non-salable..
24% by The State, non-salable, money back to Pension Pots plus one off payments & x%? of shares as proximity weighted compensation (& VOTES) to people, local charities, councils..
25% by Private Investors, salable.. eg. new Houses, Power Stations (Waste to Energy++). (Some) Resource Extraction Projects too?..
Bi-annual Dividends count as Income so 25% Tax & 25% to your Pension Pot..
After 55 years taxes can be lowered &/or the national debt rapidly paid off as up to 50% of each generation's Pension Pots roll back to The State (& the REST!)..
Ideally 5% interest on Pension Pots, profit to a robust, minimalist, work promoting, health aiding, caring, non-draconian State.
SAY SOMETHING, PEEPS! (butt-kicking Figures, 1996 start!): Personal WEEKLY Age-Linked Auto-Benefits\Tax Break=£0 age 0.. 0..18: Yearly Rise=£4, 50% to Guardian(s), 50% to Kid's strict Housing (deposit, mortgage, rent) & Further Ed. (2nd year+) Fund (£20,673 at 18, 4% interest). Smallish Rewards for Qualifications, Guardians & Educators admin).. Minimum Wage=£7.50, Income Tax=25%, P. Pot Contrib\EmployEE NI=25% (held by MANY Firms).. 19..36: Yearly Rise=£6 (18: Spending=£54, P. Pot Contrib=£18, 36+: £135 & £45).. 37..54: Yearly Rise=£0.. 55: Benefits stop. Untaxed PENSION=Interest Only or x% of P. Pot if below £180/w (36 years, 40 hour weeks, minimum wage, 4% interest), if above up to 50% of P. Pot to State (at Minimum Wage x 4, ie. £1200/w, cut to £600).. 55+: P. Pot Contrib & Income Tax each=25% on all income but State Pension.. Death: 50% P. Pot to State, 50% to Spouse (1st\current\all by kids?) else State.. Charities & The National Care & Health Service (NCHS=nurtures) aid Individual Needs & stop cheats.. Roll on 55.. ____ ..Pension funds to MANY different Private Pensions schemes, fairly, plus ethical profitable firms directly and New PROFIT MAKING _National Consumerism_ modelled, auto-profit regulating, Infrastructure & Utility Projects (for STABILITY & SECURUITY): 51% owned by all British Citizens, individually, equally, non-salable.. 24% by The State, non-salable, money back to Pension Pots plus one off payments & x%? of shares as proximity weighted compensation (& VOTES) to people, local charities, councils.. 25% by Private Investors, salable.. eg. new Houses, Power Stations (Waste to Energy++). (Some) Resource Extraction Projects too?.. Bi-annual Dividends count as Income so 25% Tax & 25% to your Pension Pot.. After 55 years taxes can be lowered &/or the national debt rapidly paid off as up to 50% of each generation's Pension Pots roll back to The State (& the REST!).. Ideally 5% interest on Pension Pots, profit to a robust, minimalist, work promoting, health aiding, caring, non-draconian State. PrivateSi
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2:14pm Fri 28 Feb 14

PrivateSi says...

"IT's perfect yes it's true - but without me you're only YOU!" - and quite possibly DEAD
"IT's perfect yes it's true - but without me you're only YOU!" - and quite possibly DEAD PrivateSi
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10:33am Sun 2 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

Disband 95%+ of the DWP & all 'work programs' (they're as flaky as cornflakes) whilst ensuring HMRC does it's job.. FORCE PFI renegotiations and merge The SS (Social Services) with the new, improved, non-profit National Care & Heath Service... Automate Health Services and improve INTER-HEALTH ORG COMMS and simplify systems...

**Shared records must only be accurate to the first 4 digits of the postcode, max and birth dates month-accurate, not to the day.
Disband 95%+ of the DWP & all 'work programs' (they're as flaky as cornflakes) whilst ensuring HMRC does it's job.. FORCE PFI renegotiations and merge The SS (Social Services) with the new, improved, non-profit National Care & Heath Service... Automate Health Services and improve INTER-HEALTH ORG COMMS and simplify systems... **Shared records must only be accurate to the first 4 digits of the postcode, max and birth dates month-accurate, not to the day. PrivateSi
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10:38am Sun 2 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

** IE. ANONOMYSED META DATA for deep local & national health analysis - not for insurance purposes... As far as Worcester goes I'd turn round to the PFI the Private Financiers: "YOU AIN'T GETTIN' ANOTHER PENNY OFF US"...
** IE. ANONOMYSED META DATA for deep local & national health analysis - not for insurance purposes... As far as Worcester goes I'd turn round to the PFI the Private Financiers: "YOU AIN'T GETTIN' ANOTHER PENNY OFF US"... PrivateSi
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12:17pm Sun 2 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

5 Year Banking Corporation Tax Plan (read it and weep, lump it or leave it):

Year 1: 25%, Year 2: 50%, Year 3: 75!%. Year 4: 50%, Year 5+: 25!%

GIVE US OUR MONEY BACK! You dumped all your toxic assets on our Nationalised, BAILED OUT Banks too... ALL FUNDS TO The National Care & Health Service (NCHS = nurtures)...
5 Year Banking Corporation Tax Plan (read it and weep, lump it or leave it): Year 1: 25%, Year 2: 50%, Year 3: 75!%. Year 4: 50%, Year 5+: 25!% GIVE US OUR MONEY BACK! You dumped all your toxic assets on our Nationalised, BAILED OUT Banks too... ALL FUNDS TO The National Care & Health Service (NCHS = nurtures)... PrivateSi
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12:39pm Sun 2 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

Stopping the walk-in service is half way to shutting / FULLY PRIVITISING the practice... I despair at these Neo Liberal (same as the original, let nature/the 'free' market, even work done, where work doesn't = work, it equals PAY) decide all our fates... Neo Cons are the same and the Neo Labs are not liberal on goods but are liberal on PEOPLE AS GOODS - in their new, twisted, uncontrolled world of liberal immigration...

You've made a right mess between you - a total barstardisation of a LOAD OF BAD IDEAS... Liberalness X Nanny Statism that we live in now-a-days is as top-down as ever, overall and Neo-Moronic, economically speaking - guaranteed to implode - and NEVER ADD UP...

You've got to think TIME, FEEDBACK LOOPS, SIMPLICITY, SURVIVAL - same for all TREATMENTS.
Stopping the walk-in service is half way to shutting / FULLY PRIVITISING the practice... I despair at these Neo Liberal (same as the original, let nature/the 'free' market, even work done, where work doesn't = work, it equals PAY) decide all our fates... Neo Cons are the same and the Neo Labs are not liberal on goods but are liberal on PEOPLE AS GOODS - in their new, twisted, uncontrolled world of liberal immigration... You've made a right mess between you - a total barstardisation of a LOAD OF BAD IDEAS... Liberalness X Nanny Statism that we live in now-a-days is as top-down as ever, overall and Neo-Moronic, economically speaking - guaranteed to implode - and NEVER ADD UP... You've got to think TIME, FEEDBACK LOOPS, SIMPLICITY, SURVIVAL - same for all TREATMENTS. PrivateSi
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1:02pm Sun 2 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

...and OF COURSE, the Neo Sensible choice for changing your mind... LEGALISE MARIJUANA, tax a little (to The NcHS), regulate, educate, rehabilitate when asked for (it's only pot, just stop smoking it if you're think you're smoking too much)... Separates Nicotine & Pot too... Should be taxed but costing users half the current price with REGULATIONS promoting normal bud over STINKY SKUNK... Obviously e-cigs, drinks and food are healthier than smoking (even through a chilled bong).... Got to be worth a few billion to the government a year...
...and OF COURSE, the Neo Sensible choice for changing your mind... LEGALISE MARIJUANA, tax a little (to The NcHS), regulate, educate, rehabilitate when asked for (it's only pot, just stop smoking it if you're think you're smoking too much)... Separates Nicotine & Pot too... Should be taxed but costing users half the current price with REGULATIONS promoting normal bud over STINKY SKUNK... Obviously e-cigs, drinks and food are healthier than smoking (even through a chilled bong).... Got to be worth a few billion to the government a year... PrivateSi
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11:19am Mon 3 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

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STEADY STATE, Still Timers!... can = MASSIVE GROWTH, Public Private Erections! PrivateSi
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