KONP Newsflash – September 2016

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September has been a busy month for KONP, we have been campaigning both nationally and locally. However I would like to start this newsletter by thanking our generous CrowdFunder donors, who were able to contribute financially to our campaign over the summer. We raised £6,782 after costs and VAT. We will keep you updated on our further efforts to reach our target.

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Press Release: Hunt says ‘no imposition’ – so don’t

[Thursday 29 September]

News logoKeep Our NHS Public is calling for NHS employers to mend some of the damage done by Jeremy Hunt’s behaviour, and to enter ‘normal’ contractual negotiations with the Junior Doctors Committee of the BMA to give safe and sustainable working conditions, after lawyers representing the Health Secretary yesterday argued in the High Court that he was not acting ‘to impose’ the new junior-doctor contract[1]. Despite the numerous occasions when he has publicly said that was always his intention[2] – and the judge agreed that his language had been ‘ambiguous’ and had misled the junior doctors[3].

Read more Press Release: Hunt says ‘no imposition’ – so don’t

Health and Social Care Conference: Bodmin, 5 November

Demo thinIf you use health and social care services, if you are a carer, if you work in health or social care, or if you want to be sure these services will still be there when you or your family need them, this conference is for you.

Concern about health and social care crosses political boundaries and this is a non-party political event. It will bring together workers, organisations, campaigners, and individuals from across Devon and Cornwall to find out more about the current changes to health and social care, to learn from one another, and to devise new ways of working together.

Read more Health and Social Care Conference: Bodmin, 5 November

Press Summary: 27 September

Press summary logoPlease send any comments to Alan Taman: healthjournos@gmail.com

20 September

 NHS doctors to declare income from private work

The timing of this with the negotiations on the consultant contract is probably no accident. BBC News.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37415587

Reported in several other national papers also. Including the iNews, who ran a quote from Alan Taman: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/health/nhs-consultants-hit-plans-make-declare-incomes-private-work/

[12 more stories]

Read more Press Summary: 27 September

Yorkshire Health Campaigns Together Conference 15 Oct

Demo thinA major conference is being held in Leeds in October, looking at the most important threats to the health service and what we – you, everyone – can do to fight them. Speakers include BMA Council Deputy Chair Dr David Wrigley and health researcher and campaigner Dr John Lister. No need to book – but turn up!

Read more Yorkshire Health Campaigns Together Conference 15 Oct

Press Summary: 20 September

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

7 September

Health apps to link straight to patient records

Hunt announces way new IT to be used. Any mention of the NHS providing these apps, or support for people who cannot afford them, is absent. Privatised. BBC News:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37290126

[23 more stories]

Read more Press Summary: 20 September

Justice for Health

Cn42aNRXEAAtbO0.jpg-largeJustice for Health are having their case heard by the High Court today (Monday 19 September) and tomorrow. It’s about the junior doctors’ contract. Except it’s not only about that: it’s about the very survival of the NHS, in the face of cuts ushering in privatisation.  You can see the Justice for Health video here.  Well worth watching. 

Press Summary: 7 September 2016

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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

31 August

Next days of strike for juniors

Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/aug/31/bma-announces-further-strikes-junior-doctors-contract-dispute

[18 more stories]

Read more Press Summary: 7 September 2016