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newspaper No. 13 - limited stock!

Some copies of issue 13 (January 2019) are still available. We SOLD ALL COPIES of our last issue, so order now to avoid disappointment.

Issue 14 will be out early April.

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Reclaim Social Care campaign

Following the successful conference in Birmingham on November 17, Health Campaigns Together in collaboration with the Socialist Health Association, the National Pensioners Convention and others has launched a campaign. Conference reports, background facts, figures, etc available HERE.

A leaflet (2 sides of A5) on social care can be downloaded HERE in pdf for printing. Printed copies are available from the Keep Our NHS Public Office in quantities from 10 to 500, at a cost of £1 - £8 for post and packing. Please email KONP.

Essential reading!

After 25 years of costly failure, PFI has now been abandoned by Labour and Tory parties. Unhealthy Profits, a full-length book on PFI is available to download as an ebook from Amazon for £7.50, or £9.99 in paperback form.

Read more here

CALENDAR of events

Saturday 30th March 2019
11.30 -2pm

Yorkshire Health Campaigns Together Demonstration

Leeds Art Gallery

Continuing a long line of spring demonstrations in Leeds to defend health services in Yorkshire and the North.
No cuts, No closures, No charges!
NHS Long term Plan is Unfunded, Undemocratic, Unsafe!
Starts and finishes at Leeds Art Gallery!

Contact Leeds organisers

Saturday 30th March 2019

Stop the new plan to close King George A&E

King George Hospital
Barley Ln, Goodmayes, Ilford

Assemble outside the hospital, walk to
Redbridge Town Hall
128-142, High Rd, Ilford

Bob Archer: Redbridge Trades Council
Nic Dodin: Havering Councillor

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Friday 26th April 2019

Banner Theatre presents 'Free for All'

Clarendon and Westbury Community Hall
Belgrave Road
CT17 9RA

A showing of Banner Theatre's production on the NHS.
In 1948 the NHS was established, offering health care free for all at the point of delivery.
Now the NHS is up for auction in a 'free for all' to private health corporations
Organised by South East Kent TUC
Tickets £2.50 (or 5 for £10) from RMT offices, Snargate St, CT17 9BZ or by ringing Eric on 07463 860466


NHS Improvement scraps plans to whitewash Shropshire inquiry findings

NHS Improvement have reversed their decision and scrapped the review panel they had set up to “review the findings” of Donna Ockenden’s independent investigation into maternity deaths at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital Trust (SaTH) ...

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Info links

Links to important new information on other websites
  • GPs raise alarm over CQC failure to report on fast-growing GP at Hand GP Online with another update in the GP At Hand saga: now it seems uninspected services are threatening to destabilise GP services in Birmingham.
    "Birmingham LMC executive secretary Dr Robert Morley said he was 'astonished' that the CQC had yet to update its report on the service despite a near ten-fold increase in its patient list over 15 months, and described GP at Hand’s planned expansion to England’s second-largest city as 'very concerning'."

  • Halt privatisation of cancer scanning or risk patient harm, MPs tell NHS England Guardian reports more all-party fall-out from the privatisation of PET-CT scanning services in Oxford/Thames Valley. Plus:

    "In a related move, the Guardian can reveal that NHS PET-CT scanning service in south-east London will also be part-privatised. Alliance Medical is part of a consortium that has been awarded the contract, alongside King’s College hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS trusts."

  • MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Addressing the care deficit NHS Providers survey of mental health trust leaders shows it is the poorest and most vulnerable that are being driven to depression and despair by government policy.

  • NHS signals four-hour A&E target may end BBC report pulls out some of the points from the NHS England proposals

  • Clinically-led Review of NHS Access Standards NHS England's new proposals to change access targets for A&E and elective care.

  • Overwhelming ballot result shows how out of touch Boots senior management are from their pharmacists Excellent result by (HCT-affiliated) PDA Union representing Pharmacists, who have been battling for recognition in Boots
    The result of the historic ballot was 3,229 votes (92.4%) in favour of the trade union, with only 266 votes (7.6%) supporting the senior management proposal. This also meant that 47.5% of those eligible to vote supported the union, which surpassed the 40% threshold required for the union to succeed.

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