Meole East Division elects one Councillor.

Division Name Party Survey
Meole FEJFER, Slawomir Adam LD (Did not respond)
Meole HAYEK, Tom Grn (Did not respond)
Meole LAURENS, Nic Con (Did not respond)
Meole TURNER, Rod Lab
1. Will you support sufficient funding to enable all Shropshire’s Public Health programmes to continue, and to allow the development and implementation of new programmes to improve the health of Shropshire people?

Name Party Q1
TURNER, Rod Lab Yes
Comments and explanations:

Name Party Comment1
TURNER, Rod Lab I believe there should be adequate funding for the NHS. It is not only callous but also incompetent to cut taxes and thereby fail to fund health services for those who can not afford to go private. It is totally dishonest to say that tax cuts can be afforded for one sector of the community without it impacting on services for the more vulnerable.
2. Will you support sufficient funding for health visiting in Shropshire to ensure the full implementation of NHS England’s recommended model: ‘The universal health visitor reviews’ – five mandated reviews?

Name Party Q2
TURNER, Rod Lab Yes
Comments and explanations:

Name Party Comment2
TURNER, Rod Lab It makes economic as well as social sense to help individuals and families remain healthy. Prevention is not only the best cure but it also relieves pressure from other sections of the NHS.
3. Will you support Shropshire Council commissioning and subsidising public transport sufficient to enable all patients without their own transport to access health services reliably?

Name Party Q3
TURNER, Rod Lab Yes
Comments and explanations:

Name Party Comment3
TURNER, Rod Lab As a national health service it needs to be available to all, including those without their own means of transport. I would also support the Council in lobbying Central Government for appropriate funding for rural counties such as Shropshire.
4. Will you support the funding of Healthwatch at a level sufficient to fully exercise its statutory role, and do you agree that it should be able to determine its own programmes of work independent of any Council veto?

Name Party Q4
TURNER, Rod Lab Yes
Comments and explanations:

Name Party Comment4
TURNER, Rod Lab Clearly if it is an independent consumer watchdog it has to be able, by definition, to function without a Council veto.
5. Do you agree that the Health and Wellbeing Board should only apply the Better Care Fund on programmes that will improve health and wellbeing, rather than transferring the cost of provision from the NHS to the Council, voluntary organisations, and individual patients?

Name Party Q5
TURNER, Rod Lab Yes
Comments and explanations:

Name Party Comment5
TURNER, Rod Lab Services will never be improved if all that happens is the transfer of existing costs from one pot to another. Funding to improve services has to be really new money rather figures being used to mask cuts.
6. Will you vote against endorsement of the current Shropshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) in which Shropshire Council is a partner?

Name Party Q6
TURNER, Rod Lab Yes
Comments and explanations:

Name Party Comment6
TURNER, Rod Lab I support an emphasis on prevention of ill health but not at the cost of having worse National Health Services than we have today. My understanding of the STP is that it would lead to cuts in the current provision. I would certainly vote against the Council supporting that.
7. Will you vote against endorsement of future versions of the STP if it does not meet the following red lines: (a) no reduction of provision or access to in-County secondary care, including emergency care; (b) no reduction of hospital beds in either RSH or PRH unless bed occupancy rates have been running at 85% consistently for 12 months; (c) no reduction in acute/secondary care services that are being transferred to the community without high quality evidence based community provision being in place, fully operational, and proven to be successful; (d) no reduction in beds and service provision at our community hospitals; (e) a real increase in community mental health provision; (f) the continued provision of accessible Midwife-Led Maternity Units, in line with national guidance and with no reduction in current services; (g) a real improvement in ambulance provision to ensure NHS England target response times can be met across the County; (h) no increase in the fragmentation or privatisation of services?

Name Party Q7
TURNER, Rod Lab Yes
Comments and explanations:

Name Party Comment7
TURNER, Rod Lab I strongly believe there needs to be at least 2 fully functional A & Es in Shropshire.
8. If a member of the Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee, or the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, will you ensure that there is full public consultation on any proposed changes to NHS service that might negatively impact any patients, and if such proposals are subsequently agreed by the relevant NHS body, will you vote to refer the proposals to the Secretary of State for Health?

Name Party Q8
TURNER, Rod Lab Yes
Comments and explanations: None