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A library of past articles, published work, documents, statements and content from Zac Arnold.

NHS: Introductory meeting with Ingrid Barker, Chair of the Trust

On Tuesday I met with Ingrid Barker, Chair of Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, via video-conference. I was welcomed to the Trust and we had a wide-ranging discussion about the Trust, its activities and the relationship between it and other NHS bodies. I will not be sharing too much detail as to the … Continue reading NHS: Introductory meeting with Ingrid Barker, Chair of the Trust

NHS: Care for older people with dementia and mental health problems at Charlton Lane Centre

The Care Quality Commission is today publishing its findings from an unannounced inspection carried out at Charlton Lane Hospital in March 2022. This facility cares for older people with dementia and functional mental health problems. Unfortunately, upon inspection, the overall rating for the facility was reduced from good to requires improvement. The ratings for how … Continue reading NHS: Care for older people with dementia and mental health problems at Charlton Lane Centre

NHS: What is the role of the Council of Governors in a Foundation Trust?

On 1 June, I’ll take up the office of one of two Public Governors for the Forest of Dean on Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. One of my core responsibilities to represent the interests of the people within my constituency to the Board of Directors, through contributions at the Council of Governors. To … Continue reading NHS: What is the role of the Council of Governors in a Foundation Trust?

Community: Exciting new voluntary adventures in charity and healthcare

Exciting to be getting back into the community after a few years rest since I resigned from Lydney Town Council in June 2020. I’ve been elected unopposed as the Public Governor for the Forest of Dean on Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Council of Governors. I’m looking forward to playing a role in … Continue reading Community: Exciting new voluntary adventures in charity and healthcare

NHS: Why I want to be a Public Governor for the Forest of Dean

“As a life-long resident of the Forest of Dean and with a nurse for a mother, I have always been interested in the way healthcare is provided in a rural community. Through my time as a local Councillor and my involvement with grassroots healthcare campaigns, I’ve developed knowledge around the complexity of rural healthcare as … Continue reading NHS: Why I want to be a Public Governor for the Forest of Dean

Extinction Rebellion: All will fail unless it turns it’s focus to the targets that matter

Extinction Rebellion has the potential to be an incredibly powerful movement for real social, environmental and political change, but without a focus and determination on ensuring the inevitable collapse of the capitalist system they will neither achieve this nor prevent our extinction. — Zac Arnold writes. In my mind, there is no doubt that the … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion: All will fail unless it turns it’s focus to the targets that matter

Foodbank Britain: How Universal Credit is hitting this rural area

Zac Arnold writes about the effects of the Tory policy in his Gloucestershire community. This article was originally published by Left Foot Forward. The negative impacts that Universal Credit is having on ordinary people across the country is a path that has been walked plenty of times by “non-mainstream” media outlets. The campaign to have … Continue reading Foodbank Britain: How Universal Credit is hitting this rural area