KONP Newsflash – November 2016

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Jeremy Corbyn joins KONP!

The Labour leader signed up after speaking at a very successful KONP meeting at Islington Town Hall, London.

100 people were in attendance at Islington Town Hall on the 15th November to discuss the North Central London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) and the threat it contains to community services and potentially The Whittington Hospital. MP for Islington South and Finsbury Emily Thornberry spoke at the meeting as did MP for Islington North and leader of the Labour party Jeremy Corbyn. Here is Prof Sue Richards of Islington KONP in the Islington Gazette.

Jeremy Corbyn joining KONP
Jeremy Corbyn joining KONP at Islington Town Hall on 15 November (right: KONP EC and Islington member Professor Sue Richards)

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Press Release: STPs – Doctors not asked (but then who has been?)

[20 November 2016]

News logoKeep Our NHS Public is calling for the public to protest about the government’s now all too apparent attempt to cut NHS services, which Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) will mean, in the wake of BMA comment[1] which points out that an eye-watering TWO-THIRDS of doctors were not consulted about these plans, and stresses that massive cuts to services are the likeliest outcome. And all hatched in secrecy.

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Press Release: Can you keep a secret? NHS England did. STP cover-up continues

[14 November 2016]

News logoSTPs – sustainability & transformation plans – are the health and social care regional blueprints that follow Simon Stevens’ roadmap for the NHS. They hide in disguise the true agenda for health and social care of this government: massive cuts to services and creation of chances for private health organisations to cash in on this latest NHS disorganisation. Keep Our NHS Public calls for all the details of these plans to be made public immediately, nationwide. Public consultation should not have been delayed to avoid the challenge that the plans further the break-up of our NHS.

Read more Press Release: Can you keep a secret? NHS England did. STP cover-up continues

Successful rally for the NHS Reinstatement Bill – 4th November

Thank you to all who came on Friday to support the 2nd reading of the NHS Reinstatement Bill. The bill didn't get taken but we expect more now of the next session.

A really good turn out in spite of the rain. Thank you to Allyson Pollock and Peter Roderick for speaking at the event and to the following groups for your support on the day:

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Press Summary 7 November

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: healthjournos@gmail.com

31 October

May denies £10 billion funding pledge misleading
Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/oct/31/theresa-may-denies-that-10bn-nhs-funding-pledge-is-misleading

[15 more stories]

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Press Release: NHS Bill Rally outside Parliament Fri 4 Nov

News logo[Thursday 3 November]

Rally at Parliament: College Green and St Margaret’s Church, Abingdon Street Friday, November 4th: 11am – 1pm

NHS experts, doctors, healthcare workers and campaigners from across England will attend a rally in London this week against plans that will strip the NHS of ‘local’ care.

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