28th Jan 2014
The mainstream media continues to report on the consequences of the most recent wave of mass immigration underway from eastern europe in the form of Roma villages moving lock, stock and barrel to places such as Sheffield's Page Hall area or as locals refer to it as Page Hole, as the latest immigration crisis to hit Sheffield appears to have prompted panic amongst pro-immigration Labour politicians on fears of a voter back lash such as the former Labour Home Secretary, David Blunkett who recently warned of the potential for Roma riots during 2014 as a consequence of the arrival of as many as 8000 Roma peoples with a concentration of approx 4,000 in the Page Hole area alone.
Another example of a history of Labour Council incompetence is that Sheffield council tax payers are still paying £30 million a year for the near £600 million 1991 Socialist World Student Games, and will continue paying the bill off for at least another decade despite the fact that Don Valley Stadium is being demolished, all for the glorification of a few Labour politicians.
|Sheffield Roma Gypsy Riots 2014 Warns Labour MP|
17th Jan 2014
It is not often that left wing normally pro-immigration Labour MP's can be found to be warning of the consequences of mass immigration, and not just any old back bencher but the former Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett was recently widely reported in the mainstream media warning of the consequences of immigration in the form of the ongoing influx of Roma communities from eastern europe into his home city of Sheffield where the Roma population has soared from less one hundred 8 years ago to well over 4,000 today, concentrated in pockets of the city such as Page Hall, that he warns could spill over into violence on the streets due to the clash of cultures between the indigenous / settled communities and the huge Roma influx underway as Czech, Slovak and Romanian Roma villages are literally moving lock stock and barrel to places such as Sheffield to draw on 15-20 times the financial value of benefits and social services that they are in receipt of in the likes of Romania.
"We have got to change the behaviour and the culture of the incoming community, the Roma community, because there's going to be an explosion otherwise. We all know that."
"If everything exploded, if things went really wrong, the community would obviously be devastated. We saw this in Bradford, Burnley and Oldham all those years ago when I first became home secretary. We saw that the community itself were the losers." - David Blunkett, MP
|UK Housing Market House Prices Trend Forecast 2014 to 2018|
30th Dec 2013
The implications of the real trend in UK house prices are:
1. The forecast real terms trend trajectory of June 2010 proved remarkably accurate in terms of mapping out where UK house prices would likely bottom several years later both in terms of price and time. Thus this indicator will again play a pivotal role in the extension for my existing forecast.
2. This supports my long standing view that the UK housing bull market can be sustained for the WHOLE of the remainder of this decade (6 years) and probably beyond.
3. That my existing expectations for a 10% per annum trend trajectory is more than sustainable, in fact the average rise in UK house prices over the next 6 years could easily exceed 80%! Which translates into an average of over 13% per annum that is well beyond anything that most housing market commentators, academic economists and journalists who think they are economists can comprehend today.
|Sheffield Where to Live? Best and Worst Areas, Advice on Moving|
31st Oct 2013
Sheffield is Britain's fifth largest city with a population of 552,000 people that occupy's the south west quadrant of the county of South Yorkshire, which given its central UK position, prominent rail and motorway links is a favourable destination for national and international migrants from nearby towns and further afield given its relatively low favourable house prices.
|Tesco Sheffield Abbeydale - Big Spending Customers Quitting Shopping on Poor Service?|
24th Oct 2013
Tesco, Britains biggest super market has seen its profits crash by 23.5% to £1.39 billion for the 6 months to Sept 30th, surprising the markets and prompting many worried investors such as Warren Buffett to start existing their Tesco holdings (Buffet cut his holding near immediately by 1/5th) as clearly something is seriously going wrong at Tesco's resulting in competitors such as Sainsbury's winning market share away from Tesco, which illustrates that it's a lot quicker on the way down than it was on the way up!
|Sheffield House Prices Forecast 2013-2014|
22nd Sept 2013
Whilst average UK house prices are rising at an annual rate of 4%, London on the other hand is trundling along at near 10% per annum, homing in on their 2007 highs, meanwhile areas such as Yorkshire and Humberside are lagging behind the national trend with average house prices rising at an annual rate of just 3% and where Sheffield, Y&H's largest city has been seized upon by both politicians and the mainstream press to make the point that house prices are only booming in London whilst cities such as Sheffield are assumed to be continuing to stagnate...
|NHS Hospitals of Death Killing Patients|
16th July 2013
The fleeting glare of the mainstream press is once more focused on the latest report that gives a window into the reality of just how bad Britain's NHS is in terms of the poor quality of heSheffield_House_Prices_Forecast_2013-2014.htmlalth service it provides to the people of Britain, which as a matter of routine results in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year....
|Sheffield City Council Black Bins Collections Cuts Fails to Cut Costs|
4th June 2013
Sheffield City Council bureaucrats baldrick-esk cunning plan of last year to cut costs by cutting black bin waste collections by 50% has abysmally failed in every respect as official figures reveal no spending is expected to be cut for 2013-14, and the final actual amount expended is likely to INCREASE, whilst at the same time cutting waste collections by 50% is resulting in many households being left with growing mountains of uncollected waste.
|NHS GP's Ignoring Cancer Symptoms, Putting Profit Before Patients|
22nd Sept 2012
The National Cancer Intelligence Network reports that 1/4 of patients are only eventually being diagnosed when seriously ill in casualty which can have a disastrous impact on their survival chances.
Sara Hiom, of Cancer Research UK and one of the authors of the study states: "Our findings showing the sheer numbers of cancer patients first seen as an emergency are startling.
"Early diagnosis of cancer, when the most effective treatments are more likely to be options, helps improve a patient's chance of surviving their disease."....
|NHS Baldrick Cunning Plan to Export Best Doctors Abroad to Treat Foreign Patients|
5th Sept 2012
The latest cunning plan out of the NHS high command / coalition government is for Britains best and brightest doctors and consultants to set-up 'NHS' hospitals abroad at huge tax payer expense to treat foreign patients under the illusion that this will generate profits that will be reinvested into the UK NHS....
|Sheffield City Centre NHS GP and Walk in Centre Real Patient Experience Review|
5th April 2012
One Medicare (owned by One Medical) with much fanfare and glossy leaflet drops opened Sheffield's GP Polyclinic or Super Surgery in April 2009 that offered 7 days per week access from 8am to 8pm, situated near the centre of Sheffield on the corner of Rockingham Street and Broad Lane. The centre publicised that it was open to any person to walk in off the street and see a GP or nurse without a prior appointment (allow upto 3hours waiting time) and those choosing to register with the surgery would receive full NHS services, thus offering an alternative to patients stuck in the catchment areas of Sheffield's bottom ranking GP Surgeries.....
|New Darnall GP Surgery Health Centre Building|
31st March 2012
Darnall Community Health consistently ranks as Sheffield's bottom ranking GP Surgery as measured by the Department of Health funded UK GP Patient survey in terms of overall satisfaction at the quality of healthcare received. The last analysed survey for the period to March 2011 featured more than 5.5 million detailed questionnaires being sent out to NHS GP patients across England of which 1.96 million were returned. For the city of Sheffield a total of 68,242 questionnaires were sent out to the patients of Sheffield's 92 GP surgeries of which 26,193 were returned from which detailed results were compiled as listed in the table at the end of this article.....
|Sheffield NHS UK GP Patient Survey Results 2011|
15th June 2011
Nadeem Walayat writes: The latest results for the Department of Health Funded UK GP Survey have been recently released that covers the year to March 2011. The survey featured more than 5.5 million detailed questionnaires being sent out to NHS GP patients across England of which 1.96 million were returned. For the city of Sheffield a total of 68,242 questionnaires were sent out to the patients of Sheffield's 92 GP surgeries of which 26,193 were returned from which detailed results were compiled as listed in the table at the end of this article for the overall level of satisfaction at the quality of health care received....
|Darnall Community Health, Sheffield UK NHS GP Patient Survey Results|
10th March 2011
The latest results for the Department of Health Funded UK GP Survey have been recently released that cover the 4 quarters for September 2010. The survey features more than 5.5 million detailed questionnaires being sent out to NHS GP patients across England of which 2.06 million were returned. For the city of Sheffield a total of 67,842 questionnaires were sent out to the patients of Sheffield's 91 GP surgeries of which 26,865 were returned from which detailed results were compiled as listed in the table at the end of this article for the overall level of satisfaction at the quality of health care received for all of Sheffield's GP surgeries....
|New Darnall Medical GP Health Centre Survey Built, Delayed or Scrapped?|
12th Feb 2011
The Department of Health funded UK GP Patient Survey 2009-10 featured more than 5.5 million detailed questionnaires being sent out to NHS GP patients across England of which 2.17 million were returned. For the city of Sheffield a total of 65,339 questionnaires were sent out to the patients of Sheffield's 92 GP surgeries of which 27,380 were returned from which detailed results were compiled as listed in the table at the end of this article for the overall level of satisfaction at the quality of health care received for all of Sheffield's GP surgeries.
Of Sheffield's 92 GP surgeries, 24 or 26% managed to achieve a rating of 95% or higher, which given the importance of health care should be the minimum goal for ALL GP surgeries. Next 43 (46%) of Sheffield GP surgeries managed to attain a patient satisfaction level of 90-94% of their patients, 19 (20%) between 85% and 89%, followed by 6 GP surgeries scraping the bottom of the barrel, notably Darnall Community Health coming in at an abysmally poor bottom rank of just 68%.....
|Sheffield NHS GP Consortia's are Anti-Competitive|
14th Nov 2010
The core at the heart of Coalition Government's NHS reforms is to scrap ALL NHS Primary Care Trusts (PCT's) to be replaced by competing GP Consortia's to directly manage patient treatment commissioning (the process could take 2-3 years to implement).
However whilst the media has been focused on the news of scrapping of all NHS PCT's, the flip side of the coin lies in the consolidation of GP practices into GP consortia's that is aimed at attempting to introduce real competition between GP surgeries for patients with the result that the under performing GP surgeries in cities such as Sheffield could disappear as they are unable to compete for patients in a more market orientated value for money environment due to their inability to provide health services to the satisfaction of a large % of their patients (as evidenced by the UK GP Patient Survey), thereby patients and resources are reallocated by market forces to the better performing GP surgeries, and therefore both patient healthcare improves and costs are cut.....
|Sheffield NHS UK GP Patient Survey Results 2010|
31st July 2010
The Department of Health funded UK GP Patient Survey presents an excellent record of the actual quality of patient experience of using NHS GP services across England. The 2009-10 Q4 survey results have now been released that bring the total detailed questionnaires being sent out to patients during the year to more than 5.5 million across England of which 2.17 million have been returned.
For the city of Sheffield a total of 65,339 questionnaires were sent out to the patients of Sheffield's 92 GP surgeries of which 27,380 were returned, from which detailed results were compiled as listed below for the Overall Satisfaction category for all of Sheffield's GP surgeries ranked in order from best to worst....
|Sheffield's Worst NHS GP Surgeries Could Close on Spending Cuts|
20th Jan 2010
The British economy is in the midst of a deep debt crisis that risks a collapse into a hyperinflationary bust. The root of the problem lies in the fact that the government spends £180 billion more on public spending than it earns, i.e. government revenues are £500 billion, and government expenditure is £680 billion (2009-10 est). The deficit of £180 billion is at 14% of GDP and is not sustainable that requires an urgent and near immediate cut in the deficit to below 6% of GDP to prevent igniting an out of control inflationary debt spiral....
|Sheffield NHS GP Services Depriving the Deprived Wards of Healthcare|
25th June 2009
A string of reports have highlighted the large disparity in healthcare provision between that for affluent area's and deprived areas right across the country. Where the greater the deprivation the less funds tend to be allocated towards funding of health services for the deprived area, hence the oft mentioned post code lottery....
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