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Author Topic: Potentially interesting news for those in the UK  (Read 1124 times)

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Offline manchesteruk

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Potentially interesting news for those in the UK
« on: September 23, 2008, 12:21:56 PM »
Taken from Gordon Browns speech today at the Labour Party conference:

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Over the next decade we can lead the way in beating cancer and other diseases - a great endeavour worthy of a great country: proud because we have a health service focused on 21st century needs.

A NHS that is available to all and personal to each means meeting another challenge of the future: offering, for the first time, every patient with a long term condition their own care plan.

But alongside new patient responsibilities will be new rights.

And because we know that almost every British family has been touched by cancer, Alan Johnson and I know we must do more to relieve the financial worry that so often goes alongside the heartache.

And so I can announce today for those in our nation battling cancer from next year they will not pay prescription charges at all.

And this is not the limit of our commitment to a fair NHS in a fair society.

As over the next few years the NHS generates cash savings in its drugs budget we will plough savings back into abolishing charges for all patients with long-term conditions.

That's the fairness patients want and the fairness every Labour party member will go out and fight for.

This could help benefit people living with HIV/AIDS on low incomes.  Interesting to see what the cash savings in drug budgets are as well...... None of this would ever come into effect if the Conservatives win the next general election though obviously!
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Re: Potentially interesting news for those in the UK
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 12:38:16 PM »
He can pretty much say what he likes these days, as there are very few who are listening.  It's a shame, as the idiot who wants to take over is offering nothing that will change anything, except make it worse.

I hope something similar does happen.  I rarely see my GP, as I know most of the time, I am not going to pay the prescription charge and hope that the problem will just go away.

I am working, but with debts, it doesn't really leave you much at the end of month.  Having said that, there are many who in a worse situation.

Offline manchesteruk

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Re: Potentially interesting news for those in the UK
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 12:58:18 PM »
He can pretty much say what he likes these days, as there are very few who are listening.  It's a shame, as the idiot who wants to take over is offering nothing that will change anything, except make it worse.

Your right there unfortunately.  It was the personalised care plan I found particularly interesting.  It could help people get access to services they can't get to or just don't know are there at the moment.  I wouldn't have known I could get access to Counsellors/psychologists, nutritionists, financial help, expert patient programs, legal advice, therapeutic services even free meals if I hadn't gone searching for them myself or was told about them by other positive people.  My doctor has never felt the need to inform me about some of these!
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Re: Potentially interesting news for those in the UK
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 05:58:41 PM »
You can't give away what you already have given, everyone is supposed to have a personal care plan already...(etc) - matt
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Re: Potentially interesting news for those in the UK
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 07:31:21 PM »
You can't give away what you already have given, everyone is supposed to have a personal care plan already...(etc) - matt

That's what I thought!
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Offline gaz41

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Re: Potentially interesting news for those in the UK
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2008, 12:21:44 PM »
what I don't understand is , how the drugs budget in the NHS has gone down , where in other western industrialised countries it has spiralled out of control

Offline manchesteruk

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Re: Potentially interesting news for those in the UK
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2008, 05:19:54 PM »
You can't give away what you already have given, everyone is supposed to have a personal care plan already...(etc) - matt

How depressing.  It sounded like a really good idea as well!
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