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Is it time to consider collective enfranchisement?

Owners of long leases of flats who are dissatisfied with the management of their buildings, or need to extend their leases, can act together to exercise their right to purchase the freehold of their building under the Leasehold Reform Housing & Urban Development Act 1993. This process is more formally known as ‘collective enfranchisement’. The… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The NHS Crisis Persists

Sadly, there does not appear to be a week go by that the NHS does not make headline news recently. Whether it concerns the ambulance service, hospitals or GP surgeries, it is nearly always in relation to underfunding, understaffing and a too high demand on the system. Last week saw South East Coast Ambulance Service… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Deep Concerns over the NHS ‘bulging at the seams’ and consistently putting patients at risk

Official figures published last month for the financial year 2015-16 recorded the deficit for NHS Trusts in England as £2.45bn, this being £461m higher than expected. This overspend has spiralled upwards since the £115m deficit reported for the financial year 2013-14. Controversially, Dr Kailash Chand, deputy chair of the British Medical Association (BMA), has recently… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

NHS Mental Health Trusts Continuing to Fail Patients and the Public.

With demand on mental health services ever increasing and spending not rising with demand, gaps in mental health services appear to be getting wider.  Mental health within the NHS is currently a prominent topic of discussion especially as last month we saw Mental Health Awareness Week dominating much of social media. There have long been… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

NHS are refusing caesareans on grounds of funding shortages, Coroner suggests

An inquest into the death of a five day old baby, Kristian Jaworski, at North Middlesex University Hospital has raised questions over whether the NHS are risking the lives of mothers and babies by rationing caesarean sections due to their cost. Senior coroner, Andrew Walker, sent a report last week to the Department for Health… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)