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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Keep Our NHS Public - Forthcoming Event

With the festive season looming, there do not seem to be as many events organised by Keep Our NHS Public and other groups defending and seeking to improve NHS provision over the next few months.

However, in the Midlands there is a Keep Our NHS Public public meeting in Nottingham on Thursday 22nd November. This is at the International Community Centre (ICC), 61B, Mansfield Road at 7.30pm. They are hoping to have Alan Simpson, one of the greenest of the remaining Labour left MPs speaking. Alan has announced that he is standing down at the next election to devote more time to working on environmental and social issues and the key question of climate change. (I am sure he would be welcome in the Green Party!)

Meanwhile, more evidence has emerged of the indisputable link between poverty and chronic ill health.

People living in South Tyneside are 62% more at risk of hospital admission for lung disease than the UK average.

This was followed by Hull and Barking and Dangenham in London.

Affluent areas, mostly in the south of England, were least likely to be affected.

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