CONTINUING THE PHILOSOPHY OF REGINALD O. KAPP

9.130 Stop poisoning patients with antidepressants, Health and Wellbeing councillors told.               13.7.18

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By John Kapp, 22, Saxon Rd Hove BN3 4LE 01273 417997, johnkapp@btinternet.com. References thus (9.75) are to papers on www.reginaldkapp.org)



Introduction


‘Stop poisoning patients with antidepressants’ was the message in an e mail (see appendix 1) that I sent on 11.7.18 to all councillors on the city’s Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) I felt angry at their meeting on 10.7.18 when I heard Rob Persey (director of Social Care) say that our Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is a sovereign body, implying autonomous, (as UK seeks to become again next March) setting its own rules and agendas, and beholden only to their citizens or shareholders. The truth is that is that the CCG is just the health departments of the council, having been created under the Health and Social Care Act (HSCA) 2012, to fill the local democratic deficit in health by delegating statutory responsibility for 2/3rds of the health budget (locally £427 mpa, and nationally totalling over £80 bnpa) to the Local Authority Councils (as Social Care has been since the welfare state was created in 1948) Since May 2014, the CCG has been specifically accountable to the Councils’ HWBs under their terms of reference.

Appendix 1 THE CCG IS NOT A SEPARATE SOVERIGN BODY BUT IS THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF THE COUNCIL.

Appendix 2 THE £80 BNPA BLACK HOLE IN THE HEALTH BUDGET


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