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I was a qualified registrar who gave time to those in need of help

I used to enjoy my job. I worked hard to qualify and felt that I was doing a professional job. I could give time to those in …

We need buses but they would rather buy cars

We don’t have a car and rely on buses to get to the shops, doctors etc. Staffordshire is saving £250,000 on concessions and …

I used to work for the NHS, now I’m a long term patient

I used to work for the NHS but am now retired, and a long term patient with rheumatoid arthritis. I have received what I …

I worry that my mum won’t get the treatment she needs in future

I used to work for the private sector. Their rationale for existence is to make money not to serve the public. The health …

These museum cuts mean we won’t be able to volunteer

These cuts will affect the Abbey pumping station volunteer group as there will be no staff on site for the regular working …

Please do not give up hope. We saved our care home!

I am the guy who headed up the campaign to save Foxgloves residential care home from closure, I jsut wanted to encourage all …

I have been made redundant

I am the sole wage earner in my household and have been made redundant by this government, who chose to dismantle the …

In 25 years as a nurse, I’ve never seen such a threat to the NHS

I have worked in health care for 25 years as a Nurse. I have never before experienced such a threat to the future of the NHS. …

My hospital’s being handed over to a private company

I am very concerned about the private company that has bid to take over the Hinchingbrooke hospital in Huntingdon. The …

Personal touch may be a thing of the past for the NHS

I am a medical secretary and take great pride in my job. I have always struggled to keep up with my workload but somehow always …

Where do we go for Money Advice

I have just heard that there will be no accessable free reliable money advice in Gloucester.  The funding does not exlst after …

Patients and colleagues are worried about NHS changes

I have concerns around the number of staff who are currently leaving the NHS, in particular PCTs due to all the uncertainty …

Local Housing Allowance cuts will push me out of my home

A couple of weeks ago, I received a letter from the council warning me to prepare for unspecified reductions in Local Housing …

A blow to culture in Croydon

I’m very saddened by the news that the well-attended and well-loved Clocktower is to close. The cinema shows a mixture of …

Cuts are having a bad effect on youth volunteering

I would like to highlight a campaign which describes the effect of cuts upon youth volunteering. The NCS is an inadequate …

Cutting school technicians will impact heavily on practical lessons

As a technician, one of the categories of staff affected by the proposed cuts to support staff in Fife schools, I believe that …

How will cutting our team – which supports vulnerable children – help the economy?

I work for a team that works in primary schools to support vulnerable children at risk of exclusion, from school and from wider …

Police staff cuts: who will do the work we do? Uniformed officers?

I work as Police Staff for a force where the Chief Constable announced 20% cuts to staff in the next year. Crime isn’t going …

In fear of our jobs – teaching support staff

Have been told by the the rector of our school our jobs are now in the ‘at risk’ category. Have worked 30 years for education …

Scrapping young people’s services is a tragedy

The entire network of Youth Clubs and Connexions Services to the young people of Suffolk are being ended. They propose to …

Ketter General Hospital job cuts

Having several elderly relatives visit the hospital recently for accidents or much needed surgeries has given me a lot of …

Voluntary libraries will be unusable

The librarians at Winslow Library are some of the most helpful and knowledgeable people I know when it comes to matters to do …

My family could be hit by 2,000 job losses in Manchester

I don’t know where to start, really. Woke this morning to the news headline that Manchester City Council is having to lose …

Clinical interventions will be assessed on the basis of profit, like the US

I work for the NHS as a senior occupational therapist in mental health. Although I’m a senior and a deputy manager and was …

I’ve always found staff in the NHS are dedicated to their work

I have been treated by the NHS several times and have always found the staff to be dedicated - how they are so good on the …

We’ve helped over 160 new businesses - now we’re being cut

While the Government encourage people to set up their own businesses if they get made redundant and trumpet their sketchy New …

My work in mental health is seen as a ‘soft target’ for cuts

I work as an Arts Project Officer for a Mental Health Trust. Although this job may seem like a soft target for cuts it really …

As a public governor I fear my hospital cannot absorb the cuts

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust hospitals do an excellent job, particularly Westmorland General …

These cuts will affect our children

I live in this area and have children, so this cut will affect them – and thousands more besides. A general comment, I know, …

Will the NHS still invest in equipment that saved my life?

I was designated as having epilepsy in my teens. The fact that it was caused by a brain tumour was not discovered until well …

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