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Useful information and guidelines for commenting

Friday, 10 May 2013 0 Comments by Claire

Guidelines for commenting on my blog
Here are the guidelines for commenting on my blog -

Taking part in a BBC Spotlight live studio debate about the NHS

Thursday, 19 January 2017 1 Comment by Claire

I joined a live BBC Spotlight studio debate this evening about the state of the NHS.  I was giving my views along with Sarah Wollaston MP, Angela Pedder, chief executive of the Success Regime and Cathy Byrne, chief executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Education minister appears to stick to his guns over Devon school funding cuts

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 0 Comments by Claire

The parliamentary debate that took place this morning on the proposed cuts to Devon schools funding as part of an country wide funding shake-up, appeared to leave the education minister tasked with responding, unmoved.

Debate in parliament tomorrow (Weds) on unfair education funding shake-up

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 0 Comments by Claire

There will be a debate tomorrow morning at 9.30am on the crazy education funding shake up that will see most local schools lose funding, despite them already being among the lowest funded in the country - it can be viewed from this link -

King’s School has “serious concerns” about funding cuts - letter to parents

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 1 Comment by Claire

Here’s the letter….

Dear Parent/Carer,

Funding Challenges for The King’s School

We wish to share with you some serious concerns around the escalating funding pressures facing our school.

Health scrutiny cttee to debate health cuts and NHS Property Services next week

Friday, 13 January 2017 0 Comments by Claire

Devon County Council’s health and wellbeing scrutiny committee will debate community hospital bed cuts, the sustainability and transformation plan and NHS Property Services, next Thursday (19 January) from 10am.

The sustainability and transformation plan (STP) will be debated from 10am, with the rest of the meeting’s business taking place from 2pm.

The STP sets out huge cuts for the NHS in Devon, with the worst impact being in North Devon.  The leaked version of the document is very much more revealing than the officially published version….

Links to the agenda papers are here -

and the STP can be found here -

Anyone wishing to address the committee should register asap with Gerry Rufolo - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The meeting will be webcast and can be watched live here -

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