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What Happened to Six Thousand Sheffield's Street Trees 2017 - Felling's Documentary / Sheffield Local Issues

Formerly Britain's greenest city, Sheffield has become infamous world wide for the felling of thousands of the cities biggest and best street trees. This documentary answers the many questions of exactly what is happening and why and what are the likely economic and environmental consequences to follow the initial felling of 6,000 trees by the by Spanish Ferrovial owned Amey, as the first tranche of 6000 trees to be felled nears completion. The consequences of which Sheffield will pay a heavy price for decades to come, and not just economic consequences in terms of lost capital value to Sheffield's property market, but health and environmental consequences, as at a time of heightened climate change awareness, Sheffield City Council is going in the opposite direction to recommended climate change alleviation measures of greater tree leaf coverage so as to soak up carbon from the atmosphere and offer people and properties shade during the ever hotter summer months.

So do watch this documentary to understand what is happening to Sheffield's trees, as the first tranche of 6,000 felled trees will likely be followed by many more thousands of trees to be felled in future years.

Here is our documentary that explains what has been happening to Sheffield's trees, as the first tranche of 6,000 felled trees will likely be followed by many more thousands of trees to be felled in future years.

And here are a few screen shots from the video to illustrate what could be gone within a matter of days, with many thousands more trees marked for felling.

Sheffield Street Trees - Amey / Labour City Council Tree Felling 2017

Sheffield Street Trees - Amey / Labour City Council Tree Felling 2017

"Keeping up With the Khans" FULL Series1 - Channel 4 Alternative Reality / Sheffield Local Issues

The full series 1 of "Keeping up with the Khans" alternative version to Channel 4's rendition is now available to watch online in its eternity.

https://youtu.be/L-0KVZf4BXc

Episode 1: "About Page Hall" - https://youtu.be/ACD7Gps6fUg
Episode 2: "Where is UK?" - https://youtu.be/PRVDLkU7Des
Episode 3: "Sheffield Summer Fun for FREE" - https://youtu.be/SHPmIikLsXE
Episode 4: "Sheffoslovakia - Migrants, Benefits and BrExit" - https://youtu.be/soDzIUYjz4Y
Episode 5: "Sheffield's Parks" - https://youtu.be/Fbmzuf7XP0s
Episode 6: "Asian Weddings and Arranged Marriages" - https://youtu.be/_WLh02kFFVI
Episode 7: "Jesus Returns for Christmas in Sheffield" - https://youtu.be/1S__v-ovyrU

EU Referendum- Migrants, Benefits and BrExit / Sheffield Local Issues

A documentary about Sheffield that Channel 4 did not have the balls to make. I am sure you have all been enjoying being entertained by Channel 4's highly scripted fantasy picture of Sheffield, one of everything smelling of roses, literally singing, dancing and skipping in the streets as the viewers are led down the proverbial garden path that mostly ignores the crisis inducing consequences of 15 years of out of control immigration courtesy of the last Labour government that baldrick-esk had a cunning plan to import millions of new Labour voters from eastern europe so as to bolster their election chances.

Therefore this video will act as an antidote to Channel 4's scripted trips from London to Sheffield.

https://youtu.be/soDzIUYjz4Y

Remeber to check out the other videos in this series and subscribe for new uploads.

Episode 1: "About Page Hall" - https://youtu.be/ACD7Gps6fUg
Episode 2: "Where is UK?" - https://youtu.be/PRVDLkU7Des
Episode 3: "Sheffield Summer Fun for FREE" - https://youtu.be/KJuFVQlb2sc
Episode 4: "Sheffoslovakia - Migrants, Benefits and BrExit" - https://youtu.be/soDzIUYjz4Y
Episode 5: "Sheffield's Parks" - http://www.youtube.com/user/WalayatFamily?sub_confirmation=1

Where is UK? | "Keeping Up with the Khans" Episode 2 - Page Hall, Sheffield / Sheffield Local Issues

In Episode 2 of "Keeping Up with the Khans" we venture out of the Page Hall area of Sheffield after a short lesson on where the UK is, to find out where to shop cheaply and for some peace in the Town Hall Peace Gardens. Again it's not just Channel 4 that's out with a new series set in the Page Hall area of the City of Sheffield.

https://youtu.be/PRVDLkU7Des

Remeber to check out the other videos in this series and subscribe for new uploads.

Episode 1: "About Page Hall" - https://youtu.be/ACD7Gps6fUg
Episode 2: "Where is UK?" - https://youtu.be/PRVDLkU7Des
Episode 3: "Sheffield Summer Fun for FREE" - https://youtu.be/KJuFVQlb2sc
Episode 4: "Sheffoslovakia and BrExit" - http://www.youtube.com/user/WalayatFamily?sub_confirmation=1

About Page Hall | "Keeping Up with the Khans" Episode 1 - Fir Vale, Sheffield / Sheffield Local Issues

I's not just channel 4 that's out with a new series set in the Page Hall, Fir Vale area of the City of Sheffield.

Find out in episode 1 what the Page Hall area is all about with key locations covered such as the school and the giant Northern General Hospital that's probably as large as the whole of Page Hall area itself.

https://youtu.be/ACD7Gps6fUg

Remeber to check out the other videos in this series and subscribe for new uploads.

Episode 1: "About Page Hall" - https://youtu.be/ACD7Gps6fUg
Episode 2: "Where is UK?" - https://youtu.be/PRVDLkU7Des
Episode 3: "Sheffield Summer Fun for FREE" - https://youtu.be/KJuFVQlb2sc
Episode 4: "Sheffoslovakia and BrExit" - http://www.youtube.com/user/WalayatFamily?sub_confirmation=1

Sheffield Where to Live? Best and Worst Areas Analysis / Sheffield Local Issues

Sheffield is Britain's fifth largest city with a population of 552,000 people that occupy's the south west quadrant of the county of South Yorkshire, which given its central UK position, prominent rail and motorway links is a favourable destination for national and international migrants from nearby towns and further afield given its relatively low favourable house prices.

Unlike London, many people contemplating moving to Sheffield will not find much information on the internet as to which are the best area's to live in especially as Sheffield is a large and diverse city offering a myriad of potential areas that can be very confusing to new comers, so whilst my recent article was focused on Sheffield's area based house price trend forecasts, however this analysis only skimmed the surface of which are the best places to live in Sheffield.

Tesco - Sheffield Abbeydale Poor Service / Sheffield Local Issues

Tesco, Britains biggest super market has seen its profits crash by 23.5% to £1.39 billion for the 6 months to Sept 30th, surprising the markets and prompting many worried investors such as Warren Buffett to start existing their Tesco holdings (Buffet cut his holding near immediately by 1/5th) as clearly something is seriously going wrong at Tesco's resulting in competitors such as Sainsbury's winning market share away from Tesco, which illustrates that it's a lot quicker on the way down than it was on the way up!

Canon Dr Alan Billings Labour Party South Yorkshire Police Crime Commissioner Candidate / Sheffield Local Issues

Dr Canon Dr Alan Billings is one of 4 short listed Labour party candidates for South Yorkshire Police Crime Commissioner whom labour party members will vote on during the summer.

Canon Dr Alan Billings is a retired Anglican priest who has served at several churches including Sheffield where he was the Deputy Leader of the City Council. Confirmation of his candidacy remains pending as of writing.

The other candidates includes Kash Walayat, Cllr Shaun Wright and Meredydd Hughes.

New Darnall Community GP Surgery Health Centre Building / Sheffield Local Issues

Darnall Community Health consistently ranks as Sheffield's bottom ranking GP Surgery as measured by the Department of Health funded UK GP Patient survey in terms of overall satisfaction at the quality of healthcare received. The last analysed survey for the period to March 2011 featured more than 5.5 million detailed questionnaires being sent out to NHS GP patients across England of which 1.96 million were returned. For the city of Sheffield a total of 68,242 questionnaires were sent out to the patients of Sheffield's 92 GP surgeries of which 26,193 were returned from which detailed results were compiled as listed in the table at the end of this article.

Sheffield's Bottom 5 GP Surgeries - % Level of Overall Satisfaction

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2010-2011
2009-2010
 
HAROLD STREET MEDICAL CENTRE
82%
83%
HIGHGATE  SURGERY
80%
76%
TINSLEY SURGERY
80%
89%
DARNALL HEALTH CENTRE
76%
73%
DARNALL COMMUNITY HEALTH
70%
68%

Darnall Community Health languishes firmly at the bottom of Sheffield's 92 GP surgeries with a wide gap against other GP surgeries as other bottom ranking surgeries improve, DCH showed little improvement on the 2009-10 GP Survey (68%). The full results for all 92 GP surgeries are at the end of the this article with the results for the year to March 2012 due during June / July 2012.

Sheffield City NHS GP Health Centre, Walk in Centre Patient Review / Sheffield Local Issues

One Medicare (owned by One Medical) with much fanfare and glossy leaflet drops opened Sheffield's GP Polyclinic or Super Surgery in April 2009 that offered 7 days per week access from 8am to 8pm, situated near the centre of Sheffield on the corner of Rockingham Street and Broad Lane. The centre publicised that it was open to any person to walk in off the street and see a GP or nurse without a prior appointment (allow upto 3hours waiting time) and those choosing to register with the surgery would receive full NHS services, thus offering an alternative to patients stuck in the catchment areas of Sheffield's bottom ranking GP Surgeries.

Sheffield NHS UK GP Patient Survey Results for 2011 / Sheffield Local Issues

Nadeem Walayat writes: The latest results for the Department of Health Funded UK GP Survey have been recently released that covers the year to March 2011. The survey featured more than 5.5 million detailed questionnaires being sent out to NHS GP patients across England of which 1.96 million were returned. For the city of Sheffield a total of 68,242 questionnaires were sent out to the patients of Sheffield's 92 GP surgeries of which 26,193 were returned from which detailed results were compiled as listed in the table at the end of this article for the overall level of satisfaction at the quality of health care received.

Sheffield's Top 5 GP Surgeries - % Level of Overall Satisfaction

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2010-2011
2009-2010
BLUEBELL MEDICAL CENTRE
99%
94%
MANCHESTER ROAD SURGERY
99%
96%
NORTHERN AVENUE SURGERY
98%
95%
JAUNTY SPRINGS HEALTH CENTRE
98%
97%
STANNINGTON MEDICAL CENTRE
96%
98%

The results show that Sheffield's best performing Surgeries continue to cluster in the affluent areas of the city, which is reflective of the 'post code lottery' where those that reside in the affluent wards due to more likely being professionals are able to demand a better quality of NHS GP services than those that tend to reside in the deprived wards who tend to suffer in silence as to what passes for health care provision which plays a significant part in contributing to a more than 14 YEAR GAP IN LIFE EXPECTANCY between peoples living just a few miles distance from one another, which has been commented upon in the past by the Sheffield MP and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg :

"It is an outrage that social mobility has slowed, not increased, under the Blair-Brown years. It is an outrage that in Sheffield, where I’m an MP, life expectancy in the poorest wards is a full 14 years below the life expectancy of those living in the wealthiest wards. Your life chances are now set by the circumstances of your birth as never before."

New Darnall GP Surgery Health Centre Survery to be Built, Delayed or Scrapped? / Sheffield Local Issues

The Department of Health funded UK GP Patient Survey 2009-10 featured more than 5.5 million detailed questionnaires being sent out to NHS GP patients across England of which 2.17 million were returned. For the city of Sheffield a total of 65,339 questionnaires were sent out to the patients of Sheffield's 92 GP surgeries of which 27,380 were returned from which detailed results were compiled as listed in the table at the end of this article for the overall level of satisfaction at the quality of health care received for all of Sheffield's GP surgeries.

Of Sheffield's 92 GP surgeries, 24 or 26% managed to achieve a rating of 95% or higher, which given the importance of health care should be the minimum goal for ALL GP surgeries. Next 43 (46%) of Sheffield GP surgeries managed to attain a patient satisfaction level of 90-94% of their patients, 19 (20%) between 85% and 89%, followed by 6 GP surgeries scraping the bottom of the barrel, notably Darnall Community Health coming in at an abysmally poor bottom rank of just 68%.

Sheffield NHS GP Consortia's are Anti-Competitive / Sheffield Local Issues

The core at the heart of Coalition Government's NHS reforms is to scrap ALL NHS Primary Care Trusts (PCT's) to be replaced by competing GP Consortia's to directly manage patient treatment commissioning (the process could take 2-3 years to implement).

However whilst the media has been focused on the news of scrapping of all NHS PCT's, the flip side of the coin lies in the consolidation of GP practices into GP consortia's that is aimed at attempting to introduce real competition between GP surgeries for patients with the result that the under performing GP surgeries in cities such as Sheffield could disappear as they are unable to compete for patients in a more market orientated value for money environment due to their inability to provide health services to the satisfaction of a large % of their patients (as evidenced by the UK GP Patient Survey), thereby patients and resources are reallocated by market forces to the better performing GP surgeries, and therefore both patient healthcare improves and costs are cut.

Sheffield NHS Darnall Community Health, UK GP Patient Survey Results / Sheffield Local Issues

The latest results for the Department of Health Funded UK GP Survey have been recently released that cover the 4 quarters for September 2010. The survey features more than 5.5 million detailed questionnaires being sent out to NHS GP patients across England of which 2.06 million were returned. For the city of Sheffield a total of 67,842 questionnaires were sent out to the patients of Sheffield's 91 GP surgeries of which 26,865 were returned from which detailed results were compiled as listed in the table at the end of this article for the overall level of satisfaction at the quality of health care received for all of Sheffield's GP surgeries.

Sheffield's Top 5 GP Surgeries

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  Level of Satisfaction
THE HEALTH CARE SURGERY
98%
MANCHESTER ROAD SURGERY
98%
RUSTLINGS ROAD MEDICAL CENTRE
98%
NORTHERN AVENUE SURGERY
97%
JAUNTY SPRINGS HEALTH CENTRE
97%

The results show that Sheffield's best performing Surgeries continue to cluster in the affluent areas of the city, which is reflective of the 'post code lottery' where those that reside in the affluent wards due to more likely being professionals are able to demand a better quality of NHS GP services than those that tend to reside in the deprived wards who tend to suffer in silent as to what passes for health care provision which plays a significant part in contributing to a more than 14 YEAR GAP IN LIFE EXPECTANCY between peoples living just a few miles distance from one another, which has been commented upon in the past by the Sheffield MP and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg :

"It is an outrage that social mobility has slowed, not increased, under the Blair-Brown years. It is an outrage that in Sheffield, where I’m an MP, life expectancy in the poorest wards is a full 14 years below the life expectancy of those living in the wealthiest wards. Your life chances are now set by the circumstances of your birth as never before."

Sheffield NHS UK GP Patient Survey Results for 2010 / Sheffield Local Issues

The Department of Health funded UK GP Patient Survey presents an excellent record of the actual quality of patient experience of using NHS GP services across England. The 2009-10 Q4 survey results have now been released that bring the total detailed questionnaires being sent out to patients during the year to more than 5.5 million across England of which 2.17 million have been returned.

For the city of Sheffield a total of 65,339 questionnaires were sent out to the patients of Sheffield's 92 GP surgeries of which 27,380 were returned, from which detailed results were compiled as listed below for the Overall Satisfaction category for all of Sheffield's GP surgeries ranked in order from best to worst.