Why NHS staff should #DitchTheDeal & reject the government pay offer

Nurses and other NHS workers need to fight for a better pay deal to protect the NHS, with the same dedication they use to keep the NHS working every day of the week https://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/mark-boothroyd/why-nhs-staff-should-ditchthedeal-reject-government-pay-offer?utm_source=OurNHS&utm_campaign=96b8173a26-OURNHS_RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_25189be8a1-96b8173a26-407957201

Yes, the NHS is fractured. But competition won’t heal it

The latest NHS reorganisation has reawakened fears of privatisation. Only a Labour government can bury them once and for all https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/19/nhs-fractured-competition-nhs-reorganisation-labour-government

Momentous progress at the Labour Party Conference

On Tuesday the 26th September at the Labour Party Conference a motion was passed unanimously. The motion included a call for a defence of the NHS in England and a move to reinstate the NHS ‘as per the NHS reinstatement Bill‘ Both members of Keep Our NHS Public: Alex Scott-Samuel from Socialist Health Acssociation and Doctors […]

If our government won’t act to save our NHS this winter, this is what we must do

NHS plans across England masquerade as ‘integration’ – but this autumn campaigners will meet to expose the reality now unfolding, of bed closures, private takeovers and a US-inspired system. John Lister 19 September 2017 https://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/john-lister/if-our-government-won-t-act-to-save-our-nhs-then-we-must  

Specialist fertility services to be suspended in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Dr Gary Howsam, Chair and Chief Clinical Officer, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, said: “Specialist IVF services are part of a range of investigations and treatments that can help couples to conceive. I would encourage anyone with fertility problems to go to their GP who can discuss with them the treatment options available. Couples can still […]

New CHPI report: profits made by PFI firms and cost to NHS

This report from the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI) finds that over the past 6 years the companies holding PFI contracts to build and run NHS hospitals and other facilities have made pre-tax profits of £831m – money which has therefore been unavailable for patient care. If the NHS had not been paying […]

Stephen Hawking blames Tory politicians for damaging NHS

Stephen Hawking has accused ministers of damaging the NHS, blaming the Conservatives in a passionate and sustained attack for slashing funding, weakening the health service though privatisation, demoralising staff by curbing pay and cutting social care support. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/aug/18/stephen-hawking-blames-tory-politicians-for-damaging-nhs https://keepournhspublic.com/news/hawking-backs-nhs-destroys-hunts-posturing/