Press release: We call on Labour to boycott the NHS Commission

[Tuesday 26 January 2016]

Keep Our NHS Public is calling for Labour to oppose the setting up of the Royal Commission to look at the NHS and social care announced in parliament [1] and instead to form a cross-party alliance against government plans for the NHS. Read more Press release: We call on Labour to boycott the NHS Commission

Press Summary Tuesday 26 January

The following stories were selected from those sent as daily alerts under the search term ‘NHS’, and ‘Keep Our NHS Public’ from the Google alerts service. Please send any comments to Alan: press@keepournhspublic.com

21 January

Pfizer boss appointed as NED to King’s College Hospital

Obvious conflicts of interest, seemingly ignored. OurNHS: https://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/diarmaid-mcdonald/big-pharma-now-helping-to-run-kings-college-hospital

[6 more stories] Read more Press Summary Tuesday 26 January

The Power of Public Service

Has the threat making the junior doctors strike finally begun to be seen off? As the BMA calls of its planned action for next week, Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public member Lyndall Stein reminds us: beware the beast that draws the threat, it has no heart but tells beguiling lies, knowing the cost of all yet valuing nothing. Unlike the NHS.  Read more The Power of Public Service

Press Summary Tuesday 19 January

The following stories were selected from those sent as daily alerts under the search term ‘NHS’, and ‘Keep Our NHS Public’ from the Google alerts service. Please send any comments to Alan: press@keepournhspublic.com

16 January

111 Service staff told to cover up problems

Daily Mail: (refreshingly; keep it up! [fat chance]) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3402101/NHS-staff-told-cover-problems-hours-hotline-according-leaked-report.html

Norman Lamb has since called for this to be made public:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-35346683

[10 more stories] Read more Press Summary Tuesday 19 January

From the Bedside: Liverpool Campaigner Backs Junior Docs

Sam Semoff has many years of campaigning behind him. As one of Keep Our NHS Public’s Merseyside group, he has fought tirelessly against cuts to services and privatisation in his adopted city of Liverpool. So it was a bitter-sweet irony that brought Sam to the junior doctors’ picket line on 12 January – from inside the hospital. Because the NHS was doing all it could to ensure Sam has many years ahead of him too.  Read more From the Bedside: Liverpool Campaigner Backs Junior Docs