August 2021 bulletin

Read the August bulletin here. Take note of all the warnings. There is a video of the local flooding and our usual story page.

Health & Care Bill

The National Pensioners Convention, General Secretary, Jan Shortt has written to all MPs urging them to oppose this bill. Anyone can use her letter that can be found at www.npcuk.org to help them write to their own MP. Read more in the August bulletin.

Our column in Ham & High Broadway

Hornsey Pensioners Action Group have a regular column in Ham & High Broadway. For the one printed on July 29th, download the word file here. or use the link: https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/janet-shapiro-on-nhs-and-care-bill-8182578 

Free prescriptions consultation. DO RESPOND!

Department of Health and Social Care  Published 1 July 2021 Consultation to last 2 months. See Consultation on aligning the upper age for NHS prescription exemptions with State Pension age – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) The consultation seeks views from the public, healthcare organisations and staff on options for implementing a change in the age at which people in England become eligible for free prescriptions from the current age of 60, to 66 years of age. See the HPAG response in the August bulletin.

Haringey Over 50s Forum

Their website is at https://ho50s.org.uk A recent message is: ‘Members are again encouraged to sign this online petition to ‘Create a legal right for patients to receive timely face-to-face GP appointments’ on https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/587701. James Cowling [email protected] offers to help to access the petition or the committee can help.

National Pensioners Convention June Webinars

There were 4 webinars to replace the usual seaside convention.

Reports of these are given here and here.