How Councillors can improve your life.

How councillors can work with GPs in the CCG to transfer money (say £10mpa) from the drugs budget (£90mpa) to treat 10,000 vulnerable patients next year with £1,000 worth of socially prescribed exercise, yoga and complementary therapy, transforming their health, reducing health inequalities, and overprescribing, polypharmacy and adverse drug reactions, which hospitalised 10,000 patients last…

Review of ‘Brainspotting. The revolutionary new therapy for rapid and effective change’ by Dr David Grand

Review of ‘Brainspotting. The revolutionary new therapy for rapid and effective change’ by Dr David Grand, published by  Sounds True, Boulder CO 80306, 2013,  ISBN 978-1-60407-943-2, by John Kapp  29.1.20 The problem with most talking therapies is that they tend to take months or years of sessions for relief or change to occur. Brainspotting is…

The great betrayal of depressed patients

I  feel relief this morning that last night our elected politicians averted their  ‘great betrayal’ by finally delivering the pledge they gave us 3.5 years ago. We should  now focus on the great betrayal of 7 million depressed patients who asked for talking therapy but were put on antidepressant medication against NICE guidelines, on which…

Letter to the Argus about social prescribing

Sir, I welcome Nancy Platts, the Council leader’s pledge (Argus 21.1.20) that the Council will buy more goods and services locally in future.  This should include health services commissioned by our GPs in our Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) who are expected to have a budget next financial year of £470mpa, to which can be added…