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.
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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.
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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: