Fracking is a public health threat and must stop now

Calderdale and Kirklees 999 Call for the NHS

The climate and public health risks from fracking are well documented.

It makes NO sense for the government and its agencies to push ahead with fracking – particularly as the government’s NHS quangos are rushing local NHS organisations and Councils to adopt new NHS, social care and pubic health “care models” that allege they will improve public health by tackling the social environmental and economic causes of preventable illnesses.

In fact this claim is almost entirely bogus, as 999 Call for the NHS has pointed out in what Newcastle Uni Professor of Global Health Policy Ted Schrecker has called our “extremely powerful” response to the public consultation on NHS England’s cost-cutting and privatising new Accountable Care Organisation contract.

The quangos have now rebranded it as the Integrated Care Provider Contract, in order to conceal its roots in the USA’s Medicare/Medicaid system that provides a limited range of state-funded healthcare for…

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