Press Summary: 27 May 2016

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

19 May

Hunt says junior doctor deal with pave way for 7 day NHS

Pulse: http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/hot-topics/junior-doctor-contract/historic-junior-doctor-agreement-will-pave-way-for-seven-day-nhs-says-hunt/20031885.fullarticle

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PF2 Meeting in Birmingham: Will ‘PFI plus’ happen here?

The Metropolitan Hospital Project – despite its gradiose name – is in fact a large privately financed development of one of Birmingham and the Black Country’s main trusts – Sandwell and West Birmingham (known locally as ‘City and Sandwell’), one of the UK’s first under PFI’s successor, PF2. Birmingham KONP, TUC and several unions commissioned a report on the project from Dr John Lister, and this is being launched on:

Wednesday 15 June, 6.30-8.30pm, at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS. All welcome. 

John Lister will present the report. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and get involved in the ongoing campaign. The event will be free, but any donations and other contributions to costs will be welcome.

Book your place.

 

Victory in Shropshire as Campaigners stop ‘Future Fit’ fiasco

A major blow against a scheme that would have seen NHS services slashed in Shropshire was made  on 10 May, as local CCGs’ ‘Future Fit‘ plans were decisively defeated – thanks to the long-standing efforts of local campaigners, who fought long and hard together to gain this victory. 

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Press Summary 19 May

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

14 May

‘Weekend effect’ evidence attacked by research (local)

Research showing NHS surgeries not less safe at weekends. The Cherwell

http://www.cherwell.org/2016/05/14/oxford-research-attacks-evidence-behind-weekend-effect-in-nhs/

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Press summary 9 May

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

3 May

Trust costs under US system

Includes useful insight into how the US healthcare PR has warped perceptions of the NHS. Guardian health: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/03/think-nhs-in-poor-health-try-being-ill-in-us-system

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Press Summary 3 May

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

25 April

Call for public movement to save the NHS

Youssef El Gingihy’s piece explaining wider causes of the strike.

Independent.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/health-crisis-junior-doctors-strike-jeremy-hunt-nhs-privatisation-public-movement-a6998786.html

Youssef also has a more personal piece in New Statesman this week:

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/health/2016/04/junior-doctors-strike-doctor-i-was-fighting-save-nhs-then-nhs-saved-my-life

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