Charge for A&E care if a person is intoxicated.

If a person requiring A&E care is intoxicated to such an extent that their being drunk is a contributary factor in their requiring emergency treatment, then that person should be made to take responsibility for their actions and face the financial consequences for their actions.

Why is this idea important?

If a person requiring A&E care is intoxicated to such an extent that their being drunk is a contributary factor in their requiring emergency treatment, then that person should be made to take responsibility for their actions and face the financial consequences for their actions.

Cutting NHS bills

There are some drugs that people need to take for life such as Thyroxine.  This entitles the patient to free drugs, but why should ALL their prescriptions for ALL other drugs also be free?

surely, they should pay for other precriptions for other, unrelated health problems?

Why is this idea important?

There are some drugs that people need to take for life such as Thyroxine.  This entitles the patient to free drugs, but why should ALL their prescriptions for ALL other drugs also be free?

surely, they should pay for other precriptions for other, unrelated health problems?

Fertility Treatment and the NHS

Although not a law or regulation I want repealing, I feel very strongly that fertility treatment should not be funded by the NHS.  It is not life threatening and is not what the NHS was set up for. I accept how distressing it is for people desperate for a child and I'm not saying this treatment shouldn't be available, just that it shouldn't be available on the NHS. A child is a gift, not a right and, with NHS resources stretched to the limit, the funds required to run fertility clinics are at the expense of other NHS services which are struggling to treat illnesses.

Why is this idea important?

Although not a law or regulation I want repealing, I feel very strongly that fertility treatment should not be funded by the NHS.  It is not life threatening and is not what the NHS was set up for. I accept how distressing it is for people desperate for a child and I'm not saying this treatment shouldn't be available, just that it shouldn't be available on the NHS. A child is a gift, not a right and, with NHS resources stretched to the limit, the funds required to run fertility clinics are at the expense of other NHS services which are struggling to treat illnesses.

Scrap Mandatory Training & Excessive Inductions for NHS Staff

Every year the entire NHS workforce has to undertake 10-20 days worth of mandatory training. The training is often of marginal or no relevance. For example, I have to do 'Food Preparation and Hygiene' but I never prepare food at work. I work in Outpatients. Even the Admin staff or the Surgeons all have to do it – even though it forms no part of their role. We all need to do 'Object Moving& Handling' – this is not in my role. And 'Patient Moving and Handling' –  I never move or handle patients! Training is essential but it should be linked to your role in the NHS and decided locally. Not rolled out as a mass programme of little or no relevance. The waste involved amounts to THOUSAND AND THOUSANDS OF CLINICAL DAYS LOST EACH YEAR. Do you want your consutant surgeon wasting his time on a 3 day training course when he could be in theatre? All staff in my trust also have a 3 day induction which is about 2.5 days more than necessary!

Why is this idea important?

Every year the entire NHS workforce has to undertake 10-20 days worth of mandatory training. The training is often of marginal or no relevance. For example, I have to do 'Food Preparation and Hygiene' but I never prepare food at work. I work in Outpatients. Even the Admin staff or the Surgeons all have to do it – even though it forms no part of their role. We all need to do 'Object Moving& Handling' – this is not in my role. And 'Patient Moving and Handling' –  I never move or handle patients! Training is essential but it should be linked to your role in the NHS and decided locally. Not rolled out as a mass programme of little or no relevance. The waste involved amounts to THOUSAND AND THOUSANDS OF CLINICAL DAYS LOST EACH YEAR. Do you want your consutant surgeon wasting his time on a 3 day training course when he could be in theatre? All staff in my trust also have a 3 day induction which is about 2.5 days more than necessary!

drug & alcohol

Increase age on serving and consuming alcohol and stop alcohol being sold at prices children now can afford this is mainly aimed at supermarkets price wars 30 cans of beer/lager for £15 this would not only help with recieving tax income, but reduce spending by the NHS at weekends there can be up to a 3hr wait to seen due to drunks falling over, fighting or drink drivers killing others or the best one ive had to wait for is two over weight who fell off their high heels, because they were to drunk to stand how much would that have cost taxpayer. or make them pay for their own treatment.

Legalise canabis for terminally ill patients, there is no drug available that has the same affects and causes the NHS no funds compared to the above Im not surgesting it should be on general use, or smoked on street or sold to minors like the above is, but to ease the pain and suffering of terminally ill patients why not

Why is this idea important?

Increase age on serving and consuming alcohol and stop alcohol being sold at prices children now can afford this is mainly aimed at supermarkets price wars 30 cans of beer/lager for £15 this would not only help with recieving tax income, but reduce spending by the NHS at weekends there can be up to a 3hr wait to seen due to drunks falling over, fighting or drink drivers killing others or the best one ive had to wait for is two over weight who fell off their high heels, because they were to drunk to stand how much would that have cost taxpayer. or make them pay for their own treatment.

Legalise canabis for terminally ill patients, there is no drug available that has the same affects and causes the NHS no funds compared to the above Im not surgesting it should be on general use, or smoked on street or sold to minors like the above is, but to ease the pain and suffering of terminally ill patients why not

Make the contraceptive Pill available free from pharmacies

To obtain the contraceptive Pill, one must currently have an appointment with the nurse every time it is prescribed (usually every three or six months). The main purpose of this appointment is to check blood pressure, but devices to read blood pressure are already located in many GPs' waiting rooms, and could be installed in all large pharmacies. If the 'morning-after' pill is available from pharmacies, why couldn't more preventative measures also be made available?

I stress that it would have to be decided by health experts whether this should or should not be available for people being prescribed the Pill for the first time, as these women may need to discuss its suitability for them with a nurse. It should certainly be an option for those for whom it was a repeat prescription, and who could provide evidence of this.

Why is this idea important?

To obtain the contraceptive Pill, one must currently have an appointment with the nurse every time it is prescribed (usually every three or six months). The main purpose of this appointment is to check blood pressure, but devices to read blood pressure are already located in many GPs' waiting rooms, and could be installed in all large pharmacies. If the 'morning-after' pill is available from pharmacies, why couldn't more preventative measures also be made available?

I stress that it would have to be decided by health experts whether this should or should not be available for people being prescribed the Pill for the first time, as these women may need to discuss its suitability for them with a nurse. It should certainly be an option for those for whom it was a repeat prescription, and who could provide evidence of this.