Welcome to the Liverpool City-Region Health is Wealth Commission website.
The Commission has been established to examine the growing gap between
the City-region’s booming economic performance and its worsening public
health status; to look at why this might be happening and to make
recommendations as to what might be done to help improve the situation.
Chair of the Commission, I am delighted that we have been able to
recruit a team of highly capable, passionate and committed
Commissioners, who reflect a wide range of public and private sector
interests, and who bring their own unique specialisms, experience and
understanding to the task at hand.
Commission will consider written and oral evidence from a range of
witnesses as we develop and refine our thoughts and ideas towards the
publication of our final report in September 2008.
are keen to ensure that we have access to the fullest possible range of
evidence to inform our deliberations, and as such I would encourage you
to submit your thoughts, input and feedback via our consultation form.
A pdf of the consultation form can be downloaded. Alternatively, for a consultation pack, please contact the team with your ideas
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Discrepancies in mental healthcare between rich and poor are especially evident where the NHS is unable to provide treatments. For example, erectile dysfunction treatments can be important for combating low self-esteem issues in younger men who suffer from impotence, but are not always offered on the health service. Having impotence often induces psychological problems such as depression stress or anxiety in men and can lead to a vicious which is difficult to come out of. Those able to afford a private prescription can overcome their problems more easily, however those unable to seek medical help may be left to deal with erectile deficit and consequent personal problems alone.
The taboos surrounding impotence issues also contribute to an inability to address the issues at hand. Changing public perception of erectile problems is key to encouraging men to get face to face treatment rather than seeking cheaper alternatives online such as Tadalafil, Vardenafil or the well established Pfizer sildenafil citrate 100 mg dosage - otherwise known as Viagra. The fact remains that these tablets are expensive pricing out otherwise deserving members of the public.
Other expensive treatments include cosmetic improvements. Many people with body issues turn to plastic surgery as a means of fixing the parts of their body which make them feel depressed: overweight people may choose liposuction or liposculpture, and bald men will take Propecia Finasteride hair loss prevention tablets or opt for a hair transplant; older women may used botox or collagen filler to keep wrinkles at bay. Cosmetic treatments often need to be carried out more than once or on an ongoing basis meaning they are not accessible to all.
The government has pledged to close that gap between rich and poor and address the unfairness of postcode dependent healthcare. The postcode lottery – where the level of medical care you receive, the medicines you have access to, the waiting time for treatment, etc – is a major factor of inequality in prescribing in the UK. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) was set up to even out discrepancies in our health service and decides which drugs are made available on the NHS by weighing up the pros and cons of providing a particular treatment versus something else. However many believe the service is flawed and that this negatively impacts on patient care. Patients living in the Liverpool area still continue to suffer from discrimination because the council cannot afford to supply the same level of care as can be found in wealthier nearby areas such as Cheshire. So patients in regular receipt of Sildenafil Citrato originale a basso prezzo are often confined to a small number of areas in the country, and other patients with similar health care issues elsewhere are either denied treatment altogether or are expected to seek private health care options of their own accord and foot the price of medication themselves.
There are particular health issues which plague the Liverpool area affecting both adults and children such as obesity. These problems are widespread require immediate attention as they will soon become too big for the Liverpool Primary Care Trust to cope with. Currently servizi medici possono prescrivere Xenical Orlistat pillole dimagranti to just those patients who are obese and at risk of weight related health problems, however more must be done to prevent people from having to seek medical treatment in Liverpool’s already financially stretched healthcare centres. The Liverpool PCT has set up a health promotion service designed to address the causes of the city’s growing obesity problem combining awareness campaigns, group support sessions and local medical services.
Will online prescribing become the norm? the reality is that more and more of our systems are becoming automated and with ressession budget custs the cost savings are a large incentive. The UK online prescription costs are much lower than the bricks and mortar doctor clinic costs. So inorder to get cheap treatments the first port of call should be an online private doctors surgery with open pricing and cheap costs.
The UK's regulatory body in charge of protecting the public from the sale of fake or generic medications is the MHRA. In Germany the job of controling the import of potenzmittel generika aus indien is controled by the Arzneimittelbehörde and each different European nation controls the import of generics with their own organisations. The only way that these treatments can be controlled and for the safety of european patients to be guaranteed, would be to create pan European agency that will have more powers to stop, the international trade and distribution of counterfit, fake and generic medications.
Video recordings, minutes and documentation emerging from all of the evidence sessions are available to view in our “Interactive”
section and you can also find out more about our Commissioners, our
National Advisory Panel, partners, stakeholders and supporters.
very much hope that you enjoy your visit to the site today; that you
find it to be a useful and accurate source of information and that you
will make a return visit in the future.
will aim to keep you updated with the very latest news about
Commission, its progress and key developments, and to keep you fully
engaged with the evidential and deliberative process as we move towards
the publication of our report.
your help, the Commission can make a real difference in the development
of our City-region, to our health status, to our economic productivity
and – ultimately - to our future quality of life.
Susan Woodford OBE