9.98 Bringing the CCG to heal with mindful compassion               20.8.15

Open paper for Cllr Daniel Yates, chairman of Brighton and Hove Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB)
By John Kapp, 22, Saxon Rd Hove BN3 4LE 01273 417997,, on behalf of Social enterprise Complementary Therapy Company (SECTCo) see, and, whose papers are referenced thus: 9.96.

1 Summary
Commission better care (MBCT courses) for 6,000 sick children and 10,000 vulnerable adults each year for the next 5 years for the £60 m funds already allocated. This is the outcome that I desire from papers I have written, including a press release (18.8.15, appendix 1) and letter to my MP (13.8.15, appendix 2). Central government has put in place the legislation, structure and funding required for this outcome. The better care intervention proposed is the NICE recommended Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8 week courses and supportive meditations, described in 9.96. All that is now required is the local political will from you and your colleagues to make it happen, for which this paper calls.

2 Recommendations to you and Xavier.

3 Lead the HWB into uncharted waters for the sake of our 16,000 sick citizens.

4 The poisoned chalice of the CCGs – maintaining lie number 1 that drugs cure illness.

5 Healing lie number 2, the CCG is not subservient to the HWB.

6 Healing lie number 3, ‘commissioning such a service is not within our current plans.’

7 Healing lie 4. No better care for Rachel and Dave from the Better Care Fund.

8 Healing lie number 5. Suppression of the £6 mpa for Childrens’ Mental Health Transformation Plan proposal from the CCG Board on 28.7.15

9 Conclusion. What about my call for the CCG to be put into special measures?

Appendix 1 SETCo Press release 18.8.15
NHS refuses drug free care for 6,000 children under the Childrens’ Mental Health Transformation Plan Fund of £6 million per year per year for 5 years (£30 million total)

Appendix 2
Open letter to Peter Kyle MP               13.8.15
99, Church Rd, Hove BN3 Dear Peter

Appendix 3
Community engagement: improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities . NICE guideline Draft for consultation August 2015

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