Worfield

Worfield Division elects one Councillor.

Candidates:
Division Name Party Survey
Worfield HOWELL, Helen Elizabeth LD  
Worfield ROCHELLE, Ann Lab (Did not respond)
Worfield WOOD, Michael Linden Con (Did not respond)
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
HOWELL, Helen Elizabeth LD Yes
Comments and explanations:

Name Party Comment1
HOWELL, Helen Elizabeth LD I would like to see NHS and Social Care merged and to see them properly funded from Tax. At the moment the way funds are allocated is very unfair.
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
HOWELL, Helen Elizabeth LD Yes
Comments and explanations:

Name Party Comment2
HOWELL, Helen Elizabeth LD Yes – on the whole.
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
HOWELL, Helen Elizabeth LD Yes
Comments and explanations:

Name Party Comment3
HOWELL, Helen Elizabeth LD That would be the ideal way but I realize the County are already looking to cut 75% from their transport budget!
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
HOWELL, Helen Elizabeth LD Yes
Comments and explanations: None
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
HOWELL, Helen Elizabeth LD Yes
Comments and explanations: None
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
HOWELL, Helen Elizabeth LD Yes
Comments and explanations: None
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
HOWELL, Helen Elizabeth LD Yes
Comments and explanations: None
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
HOWELL, Helen Elizabeth LD Unsure
Comments and explanations:

Name Party Comment8
HOWELL, Helen Elizabeth LD I support a PROPERLY run Consultation but the second part of the question will probably depend on the outcome of the consultation.Liberal Democrats have, as a Party, been campaigning for a properly funded NHS We support the integration of the NHS with Social Care and have long been campaigning (especially Norman Lamb MP) for proper recognition of the needs of those with mental health problems.