Press release: Proper NHS funding will be great but not enough

[Monday 15 May 2017]

Unless privatisation is also stopped, money alone will never fix the NHS

Keep Our NHS Public has welcomed Labour’s announcement that it will restore NHS funding to where it should be if it gets into power, and overturn years of systematic under-funding by the Tory government and its predecessor. But that’s only part of it.

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Press release: Vote on the NHS not Brexit

[Wednesday 3 May 2017]

Stop real queues at A&E, don’t vote on mythical queues at Dover


The future of the NHS and how a future government would re-build it should be a central electoral issue and be followed by open and full public consultation – Brexit should not determine how people are going to vote, says Keep Our NHS Public.

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Press Release: Ambulance ‘drive-bys’ soar as A&Es buckle

[Thursday 6 April; embargoed until 7 April]

 

Keep Our NHS Public is calling for the government to reverse the appalling cuts in funding to the NHS in the light of new information which shows a calamitous rise in the numbers of ambulances forced to ‘divert’ past their nearest A&E because it cannot cope with the demand.

The shocking figures [1] show that the number of ambulance ‘diverts’ (where ambulances are instructed not to go to an A&E because it cannot take any more patients) has rocketed to almost double over the last winter.

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Press summary 4 April

29 March

NHS terminally ill, stopping some prescriptions not the cure

Predictable call from the Telegraph for an ‘honest debate’ about NHS funding while pointing out no other country has adopted the NHS model. Attack on NHS principles.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/28/nhs-terminally-cracking-sunscreen-cough-syrup-wont-cure/

[15 more stories]

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4 March NHS demo and rally London – Press coverage

Organised by Health Campaigns Together (which KONP helped to found) and the People’s Alliance, the rally and march on 4 March captured the spirit of a nation fed up with this government’s callous indifference to what was happening to the NHS – our NHS. 

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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.

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/health/the-great-nhs-gamble-secret-plans-to-trim-millions-from-health-budgets-1-8387977

Also the Yorkshire Post

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/health/nhs-special-report-impending-disaster-of-downgrading-emergency-units-1-8387525

[7+ more stories]

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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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