KONP Newsflash – July 2016

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KONP held our AGM on the 16th July in London. Thank you to all of you who came and participated in a very constructive and positive day. We had some excellent discussions on NHS England's pernicious Sustainability and Transformation Plans, as well as utilising social media more effectively, and a very informative talk by Colin Leys on the important recent research of the Centre for Health and Public Interest. If you would like to find out about what happened there is a record of the motions and our strategy paper on the website here.

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Press release: NHS (management) consultants finally sacked

[Wednesday 27 July]


The Department of Health has finally woken up and sacked the mysterious ‘Special Projects Team’ that was behind the glaring advisory errors behind the collapse of the Uniting Care Partnership in Cambridgeshire following the publication of a damning report[1] by the National Audit Office.

 This is the just latest of a long line of failed projects set up under the SPT’s flawed advice. But will the DoH now ensure all other health organisations – including the CCGs – follow suit and give the SPT the wide berth it plainly deserves? Or will this unhealthy obsession with “private must be best” dogma continue to allow the likes of SPT to cause the break-up of our NHS? Keep Our NHS Public considers the use of flawed “consultancy” advice a misuse of public funds.

[1] https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/The-collapse-of-the-UnitingCare-Partnership-contract-in-Cambridgeshire-and-Peterborough.pdf

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KONP collaborating with the Campaign for the NHS Reinstatement Bill

KONP and the Campaign for the NHS Reinstatement Bill have been working hard on this issue together. It was great to see such a good turn out at the rally on 13 July outside The House of Commons organised by KONP. To see what the Campaign for the NHS Reinstatement Bill are working on have a look at their website, http://www.nhsbill2015.org/ and their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Campaign-for-the-NHS-Reinstatement-Bill-2016-618062124973024/

NHS Bill Rally Wednesday: Support the Bill!

NHS over commons

RALLY AT PARLIAMENT 12.30-14.00 WEDNESDAY 13TH JULY to support the Bill’s presentation under the ’10 minute rule’.

Between College Green and St Margaret’s Church, on the triangular wide pavement area near the statue of King George V. Opposite from the public entrance to Parliament, Abingdon Street, London.

Nearest tube: Westminster

Please bring campaign banners, placards etc.
There will be at least one megaphone available for speeches for the duration of the rally.

Tony O’Sullivan

Keep Our NHS Public Co-Chair

Press release from Margaret Greenwood, MP (Labour), who is presenting the Bill on 13 July under the ’10 minute rule’ in Parliament. Please come and support Margaret if you can.