Tag Archives: NHS

Draconian Rules Restrict Reporting From Clinical Commissioning Group Meetings

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group is to meet in Cambridge’s Masonic Lodge (pictured) on Tuesday the 7th of January 2014 (Meeting papers) It appears to me that certainly filming, and probably also tweeting, taking notes on a laptop, or even possessing a mobile phone in a Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) meeting [...]

Cambridge City Council Full Council – May 2011

Ian Nimmo-Smith as Mayor of Cambridge (Source) I observed the latter part of Cambridge City Council’s Full Council meeting on the 26th of May 2011. This was the “annual meeting”, the first of the civic year, and the first for the newly elected councillors. I arrived well after the ceremonial fancy dress session and after [...]

Debate on Future of the NHS to be Held in Cambridge

Cambridge City Councillor George Owers (centre) has secured a local debate on the future of the NHS. Health Minister Andrew Lansley (left) and Julian Huppert (right) will be invited. A major debate on the future of the NHS, at which Cambridge’s MPs Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, and Liberal Democrat MP Julian Huppert are to be [...]

Julian Huppert on Homeopathy

The NHS in the UK spends huge amounts of public money on “homoeopathic” treatments. This is despite a report published earlier this year by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee which concluded: That the NHS should cease funding homeopathy. Having been selected to ask a topical question on Health in the House of [...]

Performance of NHS Cambridgeshire’s Exceptional Cases Panel

I have been looking into the performance of Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust’s “Exceptional Cases Panel”. The panel is tasked with deciding if public money ought be spent on a treatment which is not covered by existing NHS contracts and policies. The kind of requests which the panel deals with include high cost treatments for rare [...]

Addenbrookes Security Threatening People With Fixed Penalties

A progress report on a trial involving security staff at Addenbrooke’s hospital being given police powers, including the ability to administer summary justice via fixed penalty tickets, was presented to Cambridgeshire Police Authority on the 30th of September 2009. It revealed that only “managers” had been given the powers and the powers had not been [...]

Cambridgeshire PCT Board Fail to Grasp Opportunity to Improve Out Of Hours GP Service

On the 26th of August 2009 The Cambridgeshire NHS PCT Board met in Cambridge’s Masonic Lodge. I attended Cambridgeshire NHS Primary Care Trust’s board meeting on the 26th of August 2009. One of the major items of business was to approve a specification for the provision of out of hours GP (and emergency dental) services [...]