Nil by mouth about airport expansion
IT is reassuring that Dr Ian Goodman, Chairman of Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group is concerned about the 590 women who will need to travel further within the borough to receive their free contraceptive coil (Gazette, January 13).
However readers should note that this GP is less interested in the thousands of people who would have their health destroyed by Heathrow expansion.
When given the opportunity to write a health impact assessment during the Davies Commission’s consultation, which from 2012-15 looked into the possibility of a third runway at Heathrow, Dr Goodman did nothing. Furthermore, the CCG could have pressed to give evidence at the consultation event in Sipson in December 2014 but again Dr Goodman did nothing.
It has been left to residents and campaigners to push government to consider the effect that increases in pollution, noise and stress will have on our population and the financial cost to the NHS. Perhaps Dr Goodman might now like to get in touch with the Aviation Environment Federation to join the demands for a health impact assessment BEFORE a government decision is made on Heathrow expansion. To coin a phrase often used, doing nothing is not an option.