The issues surrounding the future funding for the NHS is now firmly in the public agenda. The BHTA is actively engaging with stakeholders to reiterate the part member companies can play in reducing the cost burden on the acute, community and Local Authority sectors. This week I have written to the Health Minister Jeremy Hunt, pointing out the inaccuracies contained within the recent Mail on Sunday reporting of the reissue/recycling of community equipment.
In Scotland, our Parliamentary Advisor has been arranging a series of meetings for the BHTA with Health Spokespeople from across the political parties where we will be outlining the key messages contained within the manifesto created by the BHTA Scotland Group.
The Association’s Childrens Equipment Section have this week launched their paper on the provision of equipment for children entitled ‘Failing Disabled Children Across the UK’. A concerted social media campaign resulted in the paper being accessed over 450 times within 48 hours.