Hospital visits — your right to have someone with you

When you are a patient in hospital, have an appointment there, or are taken to Accident & Emergency, it can be even more scary alone.  Having a close family member, close friend, carer or personal assistant with you is possible under COVID. There is official NHS guidance on this, document reference C1112. Who you can … Read more

Coronavirus: MPs hear of disabled people’s struggle to survive pandemic

Here is the Disability News Service report on evidence from disability organisations to the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee inquiry on the impact of COVID-19 measures.  There are a lot of shared concerns. Coronavirus: MPs hear of disabled people’s struggle to survive pandemic By John Pring on 7th May 2020 Disabled people have described how they … Read more

Lobby MPs vs refusal to treat, DNR

Many older and disabled people are being pressured to sign Do Not Resuscitate forms, and many frightened of going to hospital as official NICE and BMA guidelines state that we can be deprioritised for medical attention, intensive care and denied ventilators.  Thanks to our friends at Disabled People Against Cuts for putting together a template … Read more

Mental Health Resistance Network launches “We Demand”

Our friends Mental Health Resistance Network (MHRN) have published their own wide-ranging list of demands by people with mental distress, “We Demand”, ahead of tomorrow’s conference of high-up NHS professionals, Care Quality Commission and Mind, on: “Next steps for mental health services in England – funding, care quality and efficiencies” (20 November 2018).   MHRN are … Read more