Why don’t you know about £80 Billion

Every politician (nationally and locally) seems obsessed with Brexit. For example, on 18.6.19 in the BBC debate between the 5 candidates for prime minister, Emily Maitlis accused them of ‘presiding over 30% cuts to Local Authority budgets’, which none of them contradicted, so this seems to have become an established ‘fact’. It is actually fake…

What causes health inequalities?

The rich pay for these drug-free group interventions, so suffer the onset of long term conditions at an average age of 55, 18 years after the poor at 37, and die 10 years later at 80, rather than 70. as reported by the Marmion report, 2010. 10 Would your new mental health service reduce health inequalities? Yes, because it would create a prescription voucher…

What will the new mental health service give you?

What would your proposed new mental health service provide? Drug-free group interventions. including exercise, gym, walking, dancing, yoga, singing,), psycho education, (such as meditation, bereavement, nutrition), and group talking therapies, (such as mindfulness, family constellation, brainspotting.   Who would provide these drug-free group interventions? Therapists who now work in the private and voluntary sector for those who can pay…

The cracks in the mental health Service

What is wrong with the existing mental health service? a) Treatments are based on the ‘medical model’, which believes that depression, and all mental problems are disorders of the brain,  caused by chemical imbalances, which need to be corrected by drugs, (such as ADs and APs)  as diabetic patients need insulin. However, this is false information, as no chemical imbalances have ever been found…

Speak to the people of the decisions for you.

Councilors on the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) Take statutory responsibility for the wise spending to get best value for patients, doctors and taxpayers for your (the Council’s) budget of £450mpa, (NB.This cannot be the CCGs budget, because under English law only elected bodies can lawfully decide how public money is spent, and the CCG is appointed, not elected) Incorporate the health budget of £450mpa into…

Vision for a Healthier City

A new primary care system is needed, of social prescribing of drug-free group interventions, by which providers are paid as pharmacists are paid for drugs.   Mindfulness Based group talking therapies are 100 times more cost effective than individual Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) so these should be mass-commissioned, procured and provided in primary care, so that GPs do not have…