Press Summary: 31 August

Press summary logoThe 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: mailto:healthjournos@gmail.com

25 August

Labour must act now to save our NHS

Morning Star. Quotes John Lister. Direct quote from press release sent out previous day.

https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-0644-Labour-must-act-now-to-save-our-health-service#.V8Z7amUryLU

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Press release: NOW Jeremy – there will be no NHS to save

[Wednesday 24 August]

News logoJeremy Corbyn’s speech about the NHS was dogged by distraction prompted by Virgin Rail[1]. But he did make the point that the next Labour government would “end privatisation” and make the NHS fully publicly funded and bring services provided privately “back into public hands”[2]. Keep Our NHS Public has been calling for this since we were founded in 2005 and it is encouraging to hear a prospective Labour Prime Minister say that this is his party’s ambition. But by then it will be too late.

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Press Release: Hunt’s NHS agenda is risking patient safety

[Tuesday 23 August]

News logoThe disclosure that plans being applied throughout England carry substantial risks which this government has simply ignored[1] should surprise no one. It has happened before: the risks inherent in the Health and Social Care Act were also ignored, then kept hidden[2].

 What this shows, with devastating clarity, is that Jeremy Hunt is determined to cut NHS services for no other reason than political ideals and is doing so at the expense of safety to patients. The cast-iron certainty founded in little more than arrogance that public services must be cut, despite the wealth of evidence showing that the NHS is the fairest way of providing healthcare, and that it is being under-funded systematically year on year.

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Press Summary Monday 22 August

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: mailto:healthjournos@gmail.com

15 August 

Virtually all health news nationally dominated by Owen Smith’s speech about the NHS.

 Owen Smith promises health spending boost, attacks Tories on health

Report of speech from Trafford. Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/aug/15/owen-smith-tories-nhs-privatisation-labour-leadership

Also BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37080687

Mirror: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/owen-smith-warns-tories-secret-8632600

Sun: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1611308/owen-smith-to-accuse-tories-of-lining-shareholders-pockets-in-secret-plot-to-privatise-the-nhs/

Sky News: http://news.sky.com/story/owen-smith-100-public-funding-for-nhs-an-absolute-red-line-10537282

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Press release: Grantham A&E closure – blame the disease, not the doctor

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[Wednesday 10 August 2016]

News that another A&E faces part-time closure[1] because “not enough doctors want to work there” should surprise no one and infuriate everyone. Because it is not an isolated incident, is not the fault of “reluctant” doctors, and is the worst symptom so far of a deliberately inflicted disease: the running down and failure of our NHS through massive under-funding by this government.

[1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-37026000

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Press Summary Tuesday 9 August

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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: mailto:healthjournos@gmail.com

2 August 

Lancs MP urges residents to fight privatisation (local)

Rosie Cooper, Labour, in piece in local paper. Southport Visitor:

http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/news/southport-west-lancs/west-lancs-mp-urges-residents-11695030

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