90 Local GPs Object To Blood Test Changes

The Echo reports:

DOZENS of doctors have followed the lead of their hospital colleagues and published an open letter against changes to pathology services.
Ninety South Essex GPs have signed a letter to be sent to each of the four local Clinical Commissioning Groups and the Department for Health against the move of pathology services to Bedford.
The GPs write in support of the 119 Southend Hospital consultants who wrote to the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt last week and ask for a pause in the process for more consultation…

The full article is here.

It’s about time we had a proper discussion on this at the District Council.

Darkness Spreading

All the street Lights in Exmouth Drive, Everest, Dawlish Crescent and Lubbards Close Rayleigh have now failed . This is in addition to the previously reported problems in Teignmouth Drive, part of Down Hall Road and Brixham Close

Ron reported it just before midnight last night, via FixMyStreet: