Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Councillor Athwal confirms as a speaker for the 14th October

Great news, Councillor Athwal, the leader of Redbridge Council confirmed as a speaker for the 14th October save KGH A&E meeting at cabinet last night.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Video of GP meeting

The video of the meeting last night is here.

Thank you to everyone for coming.

There will be another meeting in 6 months to review progress.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

An example of the suffering the GP shortage causes

Hi Andy

I saw your flyer yesterday and I Apologize that I cannot make it.

I had a serious road accident as a passenger in 2011 whereby a lorry decided to change lanes on the M25.

The ambulance was not called and I challenged the highway agency about the cuts being made as this had a massive impact on me.  Although I can't remember the accident itself as I did eventually get to realize I had a bank to the head and multiple injuries.

I had to rely on a ongoing relationship with my GP and the Internet to help diagnose all my health problems such as a trap nerve in the neck, 2 pulled muscles in the back; post traumatic concussion and loss memory so minor brain damage; panic attacks; adrenal fatigue, bursitis in the shoulder and arm problems and so I had physiology therapy and steroid injections and counselling from the NHS which I was grateful.  I then had cortisone injections which left me feeling sick, exhausted and with high blood sugars and glucose problems.  I paid for a lot of different therapies myself because there is just such scarcity at the moment from the NHS and again the cuts have impacted me.  The staff in Every  hospital Seemed overworked.  All the medical people I was seen by were the most courteous people I had met and they always wanted to be off service and a contribution to me. 

I moved a few times as the accident also impacted me financially as I spent the sale of my house and have not been able to work full time since.

I realised with the three areas I lived in this was a lottery.  
Every GP I have seen has always been really helpful and a contribution to me,  When I joined the  medical centre three years ago the doctors had just so incredibly nice.  It is unfortunate that when I ring  that I half virtually a half hour wait to get through to the receptionist,  sometimes I have to spend all day trying to ring back.  Other times I gave up and just put up with pain. 

My left eye was impacted by the back to my head with the accident.  A month ago I had an eye infection which seem minor and so I chose not to phone the doctors because it is now so time consuming.  Incidentally when I do go I can wait for anything from half an hour to an hour.  I get excited if they call me within 15 mins! When I saw your leaflet I thought I must contact this number and two other very frail older ladies in the waiting area agreed that the cuts were bad and were upset about how long they had to wait.  Someone I knew had come into the surgery as she had been trying to ring all morning.

The eye got really sore and yesterday the doctor prescribed me an antibiotic.  He told me I should not have left it.  I told him about it being difficult to get through on the phone.
He then proceeded to say two gps had left the surgery because they could not manage the workload.  They try to put in ad after ad to recruit and they could not find any replacement.

My husband is a diabetic and had been impacted by the cuts. 

The present government have no idea what an asset the NHS and GP service are.  To keep cutting public funding is reverting back to Victorian time mentality.  The rich have money can pay privately and get the best treatment.  I have had many emotions attached to the past 6 years and I am angry that there are such severe cuts to health education and all other areas of public sector. 

Kind regards

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Cllr Hugh Cleaver Lib-Dem Spokesperson for Health on Redbridge GP shortage

Cllr Cleaver is unable to make the meeting this evening due to another engagement and has sent the following to me.

"I do agree that GPs is a serious issue in Redbridge and the more we can get the lower the pressure on services. Judging by the waiting time at the surgery that I attend they could do with extra help!"

It was encouraging of Cllr Cleaver to write.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Lee Scott comes on board for 14th October

Very encouraging that Lee Scott has come on board too for 14th October save KGH A&E march from Queens Hospital to Ilford Town Hall

Wes Streeting confirms as speaker for October 14

Delighted to report Wes Streeting has confirmed as a speaker for October 14 march from Queens Hospital to Redbridge Town Hall.

Wes is the first senior politician to confirm as a speaker. Let's hope others come on board as well.

Canvassing Session for GP meeting Saturday 6th May 11am outside Ilford Town Hall

I will be leafleting outside the Town Hall for an hour tomorrow morning. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Seven Kings and Newbury Park Residents Association support 14th October Event

Delighted to report a fourth organisation, Seven Kings and Newbury Park Residents Association, is supporting the 14th October save King George A&E March from Queens to Ilford Town Hall

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Photshoot today 430pm outside Ilford town Hall

The Recorder photographer will be outside Ilford town hall to take a photo plugging the meeting next week calling for more GPs for Redbridge.