We Need to Save Our NHS While There’s Still and NHS to Save!

 

Our NHS is on its knees.  Every year we see a crisis in emergency care, and as recent statistics have shown, waiting lists are getting longer by the day.

I want to see our NHS and social care services fully resourced and funded, with all staff paid fairly for the incredible job they do.

I want to see the full reinstatement of consultant led maternity care at the Horton Hospital, together with a halt to plans to further downgrade services there.

I will resist all and every attempt to privatise the NHS and would oppose private health and pharmaceutical companies gaining further access to our lucrative health sectors.

The Green Party and Caroline Lucas were at the forefront of the campaign to return the NHS to full public ownership with the introduction of the NHS reinstatement bill.

I want to see full and free provision of social care for our older citizens and free, well run, dignified care homes available to all if and when they need them.

In Oxfordshire we’re seeing more and more centralisation of services.  The newest threat to our locally accountable health provision is the BOBs reorganisation, which will mean the amalgamation of the CCGs from Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.  This represents yet another attack on our local NHS.

The Green Party will fight tooth and nail for our NHS.  I personally regard it one of the greatest achievements of our nation and will defend it at all costs as your MP.

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About Ian Middleton

Ian writes a regular column for Retail Week Magazine and also writes for Huffington Post and other new media platforms as well as contributing comment pieces for national newspapers and magazines. He is the Green Party Parliamentary candidate for Banbury in North Oxfordshire and a district and parish councillor in Cherwell in Oxfordshire. Ian has appeared on TV and local and national radio talking about politics and retail. He is an ethical entrepreneur with areas of expertise in retail and social entrepreneurship, but he also writes and comments on music, food, the environment, ethical consumerism, technology, renewable energy and animal and human rights. He is also a trained psychologist, musician, runner, hiker, allotmenteer, vegan, humanist and committed atheist.

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