I.H.C. office | Station Approach | Comberton Hill | Kidderminster | Worcs.|  DY10 1QX
Independent Health Concern Caring for the Community in Wyre Forest



Hospital &

Health Concern

are a political party resident

in the Wyre Forest area of

north Worcestershire.


Life President Dr. Richard Taylor MBE Chairman Harry Grove Vice-Chairman Peter Young Treasurer & Membership Secretary Keith Robertson Secretary Kathleen Hill Election Agent Peter Young Election Agent Gerald Wheeler Executive Committee: The above Officers together with representatives from other bodies to which ICHC has been elected, together with any co-opted personnel.



Party News

At our recnent Bi-Annual General Meeting and ‘Party Conference’, which took place at the ICHC Office, Comberton Hill, we welcomed two new members, both elected to councils within Wyre Forest - and now ICHC members. The party was congratulated on its continued successes (unlike UKIP, Brexit Party and Change UK). Reports were received, targets set, and fund-raising activities planned. Membership subscriptions are now due - reminders will be sent. Refreshments were provided after business was concluded and a merry time was had by all .. we’re a Party that knows how to party !

The background to Health Concern

The party was formed as a result of general public disquiet and unrest following the decision to close Kidderminster Hospital in the 1990s, - one of three within the Worcestershire NHS (Acute) structure (Worcester City’s ‘Worcester Royal’ and Redditch’s ‘Alexandra’ being the others). Such was the public concern that street processions and protests were held. The party’s name was registered as ‘Independent Kidderminster Hospital and Health Concern’ - which was soon shortened, locally, to ‘Health Concern’ with most people in the Wyre Forest Area referring to it by that name. At the next General Election the constituency MP, David Locke, a Junior Minister in the Labour government, lost his seat to Dr. Richard Taylor, a Consultant Specialist at Kidderminster Hospital. Standing as an Independent MP, Dr. Taylor enjoyed two full terms (10 years) representing Wyre Forest in the House of Commons as well as health issues in general while sitting on the Health Select Committee. Awarded MBE for his services to health issues in his community, he is now Honorary Life President of the movement ans also provides help and guidance to other political groups concerned about health issues within the UK. Dr. Taylor’s memoires are also being developed and will appear here.

Social News

We have taken best medical advice (that of Dr. Taylor) and will be suspending formal gatherings for the immediate future. The next scheduled Executive committee meeting will be changed to a circulation of ‘mini-reports’, on-line, from the Secretary. News regarding our next Members’ meeting in due course.