KONP Newsflash – February 2017

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Demonstration 12pm, 4th March, Tavistock Square – #ourNHS

March 4th Demo
Join people from organisations all over the UK in London on 4th March to campaign for Our NHS!

Join us in marching for a publicly owned NHS and Social Care Service.

Amongst others KONP will be protesting alongside members and supporters from Health Campaigns Together, The People's Assembly Against Austerity and Unite the Union. A full list of all the Demonstration's supporters to date can be found here.

Please Tweet on the march using the handle and hashtag - @nhs_demo #ourNHS.

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Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) – what they are and how to challenge them


The NHS is not ‘in debt’: – it has suffered deliberate de-funding since 2010 and it cannot provide safe care without ‘overspending’.

The context includes severe cuts to the Public Health and social care budgets. The NHS is tasked by 2020/21 to have absorbed an annual equivalent of £22b of health service cost pressures.

Nationally, Sustainability & Transformation Plans (STPs) have been created to implement these cuts, and to impose new cheaper models of practice in a fractured, weakened health service.

England has been divided into 44 Footprint areas – an STP for each. Under great pressure and secrecy, each area has been ordered to create an STP with the financial driver centre stage to ‘balance the books’ by 2020.

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Press Summary: 21 February

14 February

Great NHS gamble (local)

Lancashire Post, widely citing KONP member David Wrigley. Well done David. Part of the Johnston Group’s coordinated look at the NHS.


Also the Yorkshire Post


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Press Release: STPs will NOT work, King’s Fund

[Tuesday 21 February 2017]

The King’s Fund report on delivering the government’s plans for the NHS – Delivering Sustainability and Transformation Plans [1] – does not reflect what is really happening to the NHS in England, and more importantly what will happen unless it is stopped, say Keep Our NHS Public.

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KeepOurNHSPublic.com server migration

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The Keep Our NHS Public web site is going to be migrating to a different host server over the next few days. Because of this our shop and our comments sections will not be available from 12:00pm on Tuesday the 14th of February. By the end of Thursday the 16th of February, at the very latest, everything should be back on-line. If all goes to plan there should be no downtime for the rest of the site and no need to change anything on your end – you can still find us at KeepOurNHSPublic.com.

Our new hosting arrangement should provide you, our readers, with a more speedy and stable experience and us with a better platform for growth in the future.