Jeremy Corbyn’s Drug Research


Mr Corbyn stated that the Medical Research Council should conduct all drug research.

All drug research should be allocated to the NHS and not through private benefactors.
At his campaign launch on Thursday, Mr Corbyn announced medical research shouldn’t be farmed out to large pharmaceutical corporations like Pfizer.

The NHS should be free of charge at the point of use, and should be managed by publicly employed operators acting for the NHS, not for private entrepreneurs. Furthermore, that medical research shouldn’t be farmed out to gigantic pharmaceutical firms like Pfizer and others but should be funded by the Medical Research Council.

There have been concerns following the late 1990s regarding the idea of the postcode lottery, arising from disparities in access to NHS treatment everywhere in the country, and anxieties that where you live can determine the nature and availability of NHS services you can anticipate.

Services which have been hit by the postcode lottery have included access to several cancer medications, fertility procedures, hernia repair, hip and knee replacements, cataracts and varicose vein operations, as well as shifts in waiting times, access to cancer screening schedules and availability of medications for mental health conditions.

In 2008, Gordon Brown promised to stop the NHS postcode lottery, to note the 60th anniversary of the NHS, and the issue of the postcode lottery has remained to come under much investigation in the context of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act.

Skilled children’s nurses have highlighted broad changes in services and standards for children with multiple health requirements as the ground-breaking charity nursing scheme marks its 10th anniversary.

Nevertheless, nurses and administrators involved in the scheme warn that numerous children with complicated health conditions still face a postcode lottery when it comes to getting all-round care. Obstacles cover declines in children’s community nursing teams, a large shift in the kinds of services available and a shortage of emotional assistance and training for parents attending for severely sick children.


The Epilepsy Society announced the most disturbing aspect o the postcode lottery for 500,000 people in England existing with the condition. Data from the Office for National Statistics reveal that rates of early mortality differ greatly, for instance, somebody with epilepsy is 49 percent more prone to die early in West Yorkshire than in Cheshire.

A prestigious teaching hospital trust has briefly restricted access to its outpatient cardiology service for out of area referrals, a leaked letter has exposed. Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust announced the move was motivated by its waiting list for routine cardiology outpatients growing by 50 patients a week and staff deficits. A leaked letter from the trust and its lead commissioner Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group stated it made the move to bypass possible safety matters connected with extremely prolonged waiting times.

The trust has told commissioners outside its central Cambridgeshire catchment zone that their GP practices should transfer patients to another cardiology provider with immediate effect.

The arrival of a baby is considered to be one of the happiest moments of a woman’s life. However, for a sizeable minority, it takes a huge toll on their mental health, posing a threat to the well-being of mother and baby.

More than one in 10 females exhibit a mental disorder whilst awaiting a child or in the first year after giving birth. For approximately 40,000 women it is severe, and in severe instances requires admitting mother and baby to a specialist unit.

Diabetes care differs hugely across England, and there is an extremely wholesome image of the care patients experience for the infirmity, according to a new report.

MPs discovered that whilst evidence implies the United Kingdom functions well matched to different nations. There are still unacceptable shifts in how people with diabetes are able to obtain knowledge regarding their condition. Moreover, only 60 percent get the yearly examinations recommended to keep them healthy and stop long-term complexities.

The percentage of beds in acute hospitals in England occupied by people with diabetes continues to increase, from 14.8 percent in 2010 to 15.7 percent in 2013.

Still, the level of diabetic professionals has not significantly changed over this time. In 2013, almost one-third of hospitals in England taking part in the audit had no diabetes inpatient specialist nurse and 6 percent did not have any consultant time for diabetes inpatient care.

NHS England said that an increase in nursing figures isn’t expected in the next year or two.

George Osborne gave councils increased powers to levy council tax bills to directly finance social care, and it was George Osborne’s strategy to make local councils raise more of their own funds to fund for elderly care which could spark a postcode lottery that decides how much relief the vulnerable can anticipate receiving at home, Town Hall leaders had predicted.

Nevertheless, regional government bosses have warned that the shift could increase the gap in care patterns. The LGA estimated that even where the 2 per cent surcharge was applied, it would be worth more in more affluent areas with more upscale homes, totalling 15 percent to those councils’ budgets by 2020 opposed with just 5 per cent in disadvantaged boroughs.

Public health commissioners were told to cap funding of GP-run NHS Health Checks as a direct consequence of the Government’s mid-year reductions in funding, a local authority had announced. Hertfordshire County Council reported to Pulse it needed to make savings as a consequence of the cuts and believed GPs would come to an arrangement with them over how to do this.

The Government launched a £200 million reduction in the public health budget in June as part of a raft of proposals to bring down public debt, though it maintained this was on projected underspends and would not harm front-line services.

As reported by Pulse, public health commissioners in Hertfordshire recently wrote to GP practices to request the change to their contracts, indicating they will be reimbursed solely for the health checks, they have already accomplished so far this year.

Regional GP bosses have pledged to challenge the contract reform, predicting that it will force practices to lay off workers and cut other GP-run services, yet maintain they have been accused of putting GPs’ personal interests before the need to provide additional public health services such as those for drug and alcohol abuse.

Elderly people in some sectors of the country are nine times more likely than in others to be admitted to hospital as emergency cases, for deprivation of the proper care in their local neighbourhoods. Charities declared the latest official figures are a troubling insight into a developing disaster in the care of the elderly, with hundreds of thousands of pensioners being admitted to hospitals through casualty in situations which could have been bypassed with the right help earlier.

The statistics further show a three-fold variation in the chance of cancer patients being diagnosed quickly enough to have a real possibility of successful treatment, depending where they live. The numbers, published by Public Health England, are amongst more than 100 measures assessed now in an NHS charter showing considerable fluctuations in NHS care.

They further reveal significant differences in dementia care, the likelihood of receiving stroke treatment promptly or getting treatment at all for a host of general health complaints such as cataracts. Over 75s living in Canterbury were the most likely to be admitted to hospital as an emergency for a stay of fewer than 24 hours, with 11,000 cases per 100,000 population.

English people living with a rare eye condition may be forced to relocate to Scotland or Wales to save their sight, the country’s leading foundation for the blind has announced, after the NHS declined to finance routine access to treatments.


The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) stated it was contemplating legal action over NHS England’s determination not to approved the routine use of the medications Humira and Remicade for patients with a severe form of the inflammatory eye condition, uveitis.

Both drugs are routinely accessible in Scotland and Wales and their use is standard practice in several other countries. A trial of Humira for one assembly of paediatric uveitis sufferers, being held in the United Kingdom, was discontinued early since overwhelming proof of the drugs’ benefit meant it was considered unethical to continue giving some children the placebo.

Severed funds and STIs, and the disturbing facts regarding birth control services in Britain today, which are particularly troubling for sexual health, as well as additional services, as Government, declares £200 million cuts to public health funds.

Now a Cinderella service, SRH care has historically been less well financed or maintained than additional fields of health, and usually finds it hard to entice and maintain staff. The suggested cuts could make enormous variations to whether you can get an appointment when you want it or even the contraceptive you require.

NHS treatment cuts lack flexibility, and through 2011, England’s NHS was tasked with finding £20 billion of productivity profits across four years, in part by decreasing the use of inefficient, overused or improper procedures.

Nevertheless, an article issued by researchers at Imperial College London (ICL) has determined that a lack of explicit national guidance about which procedures to perform less has created disparity amongst NHS commissioning groups.

With limited national guidance concerning which procedures to eliminate or reduce funding for and under which circumstances, commissioners will be shifting to locally developed, unofficial lists and criteria of low-value treatments.

Myriads of cancer sufferers are declining needlessly each year because of an unacceptable postcode lottery of care, and a damaging National Audit Office statement warns about 20,000 deaths a year could be evaded if sufferers from deprived regions prospered as well as the richest in society.

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, that filed the report, slammed the astounding survival rate discrepancies in England and surprising differences in different countries in Europe.

Some GP commissioners spend twice as much for IVF as others, and Fertility Fairness is a multidisciplinary umbrella organisation that represents the major patient and expert organisations operating in the area of infertility.

It used freedom of information requests to outline the fertility services given by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England. The audit discovered that the customary amounts spent for IVF ranged from £2900 to £6000.


Fertility Fairness calculated that charges ranged broadly over the country since there was no national tariff for IVF treatment on the NHS, leaving it up to CCGs to settle regionally with clinics on how much they should spend on each cycle.

Cancer patients are dying quickly because of the postcode lottery. Myriads of people are dying early of cancer each year owing to an unforgivable postcode lottery in how fast the NHS diagnoses and manages the condition.

Delays suggest that cancer victims in some regions of England have up to a 61% greater chance of dying within a year of their diagnosis than those in other areas, just because of where they live.

Whilst one in four, 24% of newly diagnosed cancer patients in north-east Hampshire and Farnham in Surrey die inside a year, 38% of those in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham do so, according to a new Macmillan study of data from the Office for National Statistics.

Patients are being refused access to necessary operations by NHS bodies, which are disregarding guidelines and deciding to ration some operations, according to an inquiry by the Royal College of Surgeons.

The surgeon’s report told that 73% of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), the GP-led bodies associated with the distribution of a chain of NHS services, do not obey practices set down by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and clinical guidance on referral for hip replacements, or have no plan in place for this procedure.

A current screening test for Down’s syndrome is not yet accessible across the Welsh NHS, six years following guidelines stated it should be.


In 2008, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) announced all pregnant women should be given the ultrasound scan and blood test. However, currently, only patients in north Wales are allowed to screen.

The guidelines suggested that all pregnant women are granted a combined ultrasound and blood test which recognises the chance of having a baby with a hereditary condition induced by irregular chromosomes, comprising Down’s syndrome.


The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has voiced its anxieties over the level of funding for general practice and the postcode lottery facing patients needing to attend their neighbourhood GP.

Up to four times as many people are claiming that they cannot get an appointment at their neighbourhood surgery in areas where access to a GP is worst, opposed to the best-accomplishing areas. The RCGP study, based on the GP Patient Survey, further highlights that those patients who encounter the most trouble in getting to consult a GP have a tendency to live in the most deprived regions.

Myriads of patients suffering from cancer and other severe sicknesses are being refused the medications they require from the NHS, according to a report. Even though the medications have been approved by the health service rationing body, at least 14,000 patients a year are not getting them.

As many as one in three of those suffering from some types of cancer are going without medicine that could prolong their lives, the numbers show. Experts stated by the report, from the Health and Social Care Information Centre, a government quango that provides NHS statistics and analysis of trends in health and social care, exposed an endemic and destructive postcode lottery of care inside the health service.

Foundations announced the conclusions were alarming and indicated patients were being sentenced to an untimely demise as regional NHS bodies were declining to finance medications even though they had been demonstrated to work.

A postcode lottery is refusing overweight people in some regions access to intensive weight loss programmes, which are a prerequisite for bariatric surgery, the Royal College of Surgeons has stated. NHS England’s clinical commissioning policy requires individuals to have tried and exhausted all non-invasive treatment options, incorporating weight management services, preceding to potentially higher-risk operational procedures.

However, based on testimony from its surgeons, the RCS states such weight loss services are not being made accessible to some people, putting their well-being at danger. It states north Cumbria quit seeing patients for such programmes in September, and no funding is now available for them.

In November Channel 4’s Dispatches announced that less than one in four NHS clinical commissioning groups were supporting weight management (tier 3) services.

Waiting times for patients is sickening, and as human being’s we warrant more power of speech in what we want. It’s not about economics when you barter with a person’s life because the impact it has on them is destructive. The unfortunate fact is this. That the government wants to remove the sick and ageing humans from this planet since one less body, means spare cash they can compress into their pockets.

If you take out the obstacle from the equalisation, then there is no more dilemma, and as the number of bodies reduces, we will sink into a land of Mockingjay’s, however, there will be a lot more dangerous games to play. Involuntarily we will all have to adapt to an extremely structured life, and if we resist it, eventually there could be some manner of cruelty in an effort to demoralise and dominate, which I’m convinced is happening presently, but in a more ingenious way that nobody actually notices, perhaps we should open our eyes more.

I’m convinced there is some kind of harsh indoctrination going on which causes intense terror into people, perhaps we’re being programmed to despise and fear one another, at least that way the administration can programme as to turn on each other, at least that way they don’t have to actually kill us off, that way there will be no liability on their part, though I find it really difficult at all to accept that people like that could really feel any guilt at all – to them, we’re just a sport for their entertainment.


Published by Angela Lloyd

My vision on life is pretty broad, therefore I like to address specific subjects that intrigue me. Therefore I really appreciate the world of politics, though I have no actual views on who I will vote for, that I will not tell you, so please do not ask! I am like an observation station when it comes to writing, and I simply take the news and make it my own. I have no expectations, I simply love to write, and I know this seems really odd, but I don't get paid for it, I really like what I do and since I am never under any pressure, I constantly find that I write much better, rather than being blanketed under masses of paperwork and articles that I am on a deadline to complete. The chances are, that whilst all other journalists are out there, ripping their hair out, attempting to get their articles completed, I'm simply rambling along at my convenience creating my perfect piece. I guess it must look pretty unpleasant to some of you that I work for nothing, perhaps even brutal. Perhaps I have an obvious disregard for authority, I have no idea, but I would sooner be working for myself, than under somebody else, excuse the pun! Small I maybe, but substantial I will become, eventually. My desk is the most chaotic mess, though surprisingly I know where everything is, and I think that I would be quite unsuited for a desk job. My views on matters vary and I am extremely open-minded to the stuff that I write about, but what I write about is the truth and getting it out there, because the people must be acquainted. Though I am quite entertained by what goes on in the world. My spotlight is mostly to do with politics, though I do write other material as well, but it's essentially politics that I am involved in, and I tend to concentrate my attention on that, however, information is essential. If you have information the possibilities are endless because you are only limited by your own imagination...

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