Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sent to me today by e-mail..........

Why 9 MP's?
14 (count them) councillors

And Half a dozen Health Service Senior managers....
Quite obviously NOT a decision making committee then!!!!
40 people, me wonders how often we'll see them all?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Here is the list.....................

Hinchingbrooke Stakeholder Panel – Membership List

1. Dr Andrew Wright, Chair of Hunts Comm (Practice-based GP commissioning
2. Dr Catherine Hubbard, Chair of Medical Advisory Committee, Hinchingbrooke Hospital
3. Mr Hisham Abdel-Rahman Chair of the Local Negotiating Council (LNC),
Hinchingbrooke Hospital
4. Ann Seeds, Chair of Trust Staff Council and RCN representative, Hinchingbrooke
5. Chris Marshall, Trust Staff Council member, Hinchingbrooke Hospital
6. Phil Green (Unison), Regional TU Officer for Hinchingbrooke hospital
7. Tracey Lambert (Unison), representative Full time TU officer for Social Partnership
8. David Monks, Chief Executive, Huntingdonshire District Council (Panel Chair)
9. Cllr Steve Criswell/ Cllr Ian Bates, Huntingdonshire District Council
10. Tim Pilsbury, Chief Executive, Fenland District Council
11. Member of Fenland District Council
12. Greg Harlock, Chief Executive, South Cambridgeshire District Council
13. Cllr Ray Manning, Leader of the Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council
14. John Hill, Chief Executive, East Cambs District Council
15. Member of East Cambs District Council
16. Rod Craig, Executive Director: Community and Adult Services, Cambridgeshire
County Council
17. Member of Cambs County Council
18. Karen Cameron, Town Clerk, Hunts Town Council
19. Member of Hunts Town Council
20. Antoinette Jackson, Chief Executive, Cambridge City Council
21. Member of Cambridge City Council
22. Ian Dewer, County Executive Officer, Cambs and Peterborough Association of Local
23. Alistair Burt MP – North East Beds
24. Jonathan Djanogly MP – Hunts
25. Malcolm Moss MP – North East Cambs
26. Shailesh Vara MP – North West Cambs
27. Andrew Lansley MP – South Cambs, Shadow Secretary of State for Health
28. James Paice MP – South East Cambs
29. Sir David Howarth MP - Cambridge
30. Patrick Hall MP – Bedford
31. Nadine Dorries MP – mid-Beds
32. June Griffiths, Chair, Friends of Hinchingbrooke Hospital
33. Patrick, Chair of Huntingdon Community Group
34. Mrs Ruth Clapham Cambridgeshire LINk representative contact for Hinchingbrooke
35. Jessica Bawden, Director of Communications, NHS Cambridgeshire
36. Tom Dutton, Assistant Director Strategy and Delivery, NHS Cambridgeshire
37. Andrew MacPherson, Director of Strategic Projects, NHS East of England
38. Mark Millar, Chief Executive, Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust
39. Anita Pisani, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Change,
Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust
40. Julie Farrow, Chief Executive, Hunts Forum
Well done Hinchingbrooke....... but why did you need to help ?

My mother takes a Cancer drug and up to recently has had no problems in obtaining this via prescription
from the pharmacies in Huntingdon.
2 months ago, matters got so that one pharmacy could not get her required medication, so she went
elsewhere and then the drug was unobtainable there too, so she tried another and was informed that
"we can't get this anymore, go back to your G.P.........
So she did and the result ended where the prescription was raised and dispensed at Hinchingbrooke
hospital, so a big thank you to all at Woodlands and Pharmacy.

BUT......... WHY and WHO is responsible for the medication being unavailable at local pharmacies......

Is it the PCT or Drug Companies...........?

My mothers drug is expensive so perhaps it is the PCT saying NO.............OR
Could ot be the Drugs companies, refusing to supply branded drugs in small quantities to
pharmacies on the back of the "Generic Drugs" policy of the PCT.........

I will be writing to the PCT to get their feedback on this issue..............

Today...........26th August 2009...........My Father was also told a drug he takes for his Eyes is
unavailable, same scenario as my mother, he is now awaiting a call from his very helpful G.P


Friday, August 21, 2009

Who is on the "Stakeholder Panel"?

I have been asked this by many members of the public who have called me to find out the answer to the

So will the Stakeholder Panel members.......Please Stand Up and identify themselves........!!!!!

I have not been invited to a member of the as the leader of the Campaign which stopped the closure
of Hinchingbrooke Hospital & opposed to the Ill Fated Option 2 (started but clearly proved not workable or
sustainable).......... my input in the process is not welcome

Thursday, August 20, 2009

From The BBC Website

"Before the process starts, an independently-chaired Stakeholder Panel is being set up to represent the interests of local people and Hinchingbrooke Hospital staff at every stage"

We Have Never Been Away

Well the Campaign has not stopped, we have been busy, waiting in the wings for the Franchise process to be

We are now on Twitter to so follow us -

We also have an Anti Franchise Petition which was signed by the people of Huntingdon to deliver to the Panel, with
a copy to No 10.....

There will be Public Meetings, where Panel members and M.P's as well as other speakers will be invited to
attend and these will be of the "Question Time" format.