KONP Newsflash – December 2016

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New Year Message

Very best wishes to all our KONP members and supporters for 2017 – we are in very difficult times and our fight for the NHS has never been more important. But we have fought hard in 2016 and have many things to look back on with pride. Last December 2015 saw the election of the first executive committee for KONP, and this had ended a difficult year with a huge setback at the General Election. Since then KONP has worked so positively with strength and determination up and down the country. We have new affiliations for example in Shropshire and Dorset and several Unite branches. We have led the establishment of Health Campaigns Together as a positive alliance of 30 organisations local and national – and this work now sees a great opportunity to defend the NHS and expose the dangers of the whole STP process at the HCT demonstration 4th March. Already this demo has the backing nationally of Unite the Union, PCS union and People’s Assembly who are working with HCT to ensure it is a success.

Thank you for all your work and support in 2016. See you together shoulder to shoulder in 2017

Tony O’Sullivan and Keith Venables, KONP co-chairs

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Press release: Private hospitals not held to same standard over deaths

[13 December 2016]

Keep Our NHS Public welcomes the steps taken by the Secretary of State for Health over changes to the way investigations are carried out after an NHS patient dies. But we have to ask: where are the private hospitals in this grand new scheme? And why aren’t they being held to the same standard, Mr Hunt?

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