NHS Voices from the frontline

NHS Staff Voices Alia Butt on PPE and testing Frontline workers

The Government is failing us, hear the demands of this NHS worker and support the 6 demands petition here: Change.org/NHS4All

Posted by Keep Our NHS Public on Friday, April 3, 2020

Are you a health worker, support worker or social care worker whose work is being affected by the Coronavirus pandemic? We want to give you a voice. Record a short video (4 minutes maximum) and send it to us now on +447828085645.

The government isn't giving health workers the support they need. NHS staff are battling Coronavirus without proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), without easily available testing, and without guarantees such as sick pay and a living wage for all staff. These failures of government policy are wreaking havoc on the effort to tackle the pandemic.

All of this is why we're launching #NHSfrontline. We're putting our social media platforms at the disposal of NHS workers and social care workers so that they can get the word out about what they're going through, and what they need. This is open to support staff (such as porters, cleaners, and NHS construction and maintenance workers), and you don't need to be working directly with Coronavirus patients to submit a video. You don't have to suffer in silence, and you don't have to put on a brave face if you don't want to.

How to contribute

If you're happy to be broadcast on our social media channels, take a short video (4 minutes maximum) of yourself talking about what's going on in your NHS-related work, and what you're seeing on the frontlines of the Coronavirus crisis. Send it to us via WhatsApp at +447828085645, and if we can, we'll put it out online. If you can't use WhatsApp you can also send your video directly by Facebook Messenger to our Facebook page. Please include your first name and your job title, and also send us a contact email address so we can get in touch with you for any questions or clarifications.

Through thick and thin, we're always here for our health workers.

Click to hear, NHS Staff Voices member, Stephen Naulls on BBC Newshour

Dr Dominic Pimenta on the Government's response to Covid-19

Early this morning and before Govt change of plans, Dr Dominic Pimenta discussed why 1000 NHS staff had written an open letter: ‘The government’s strategy is wrong. The government must take immediate and swift action, today, to curb this wildfire epidemic. It is our only hope to avoid catastrophe’

Posted by Keep Our NHS Public on Monday, March 16, 2020
Dr Tony O'Sullivan on Sky News discussing the Covid-19 crisis

Vital intervention from Co-Chair of Keep Our NHS Public Dr Tony O'Sullivan, on the current Coronavirus crisis.

Posted by Keep Our NHS Public on Monday, March 16, 2020
Dr Sonia Adesera from KONP and SHA on our 6 key demands

SIGN AND SHARE: Change.org/NHS4All #6demands to support the NHS through #Covid19 by @keepournhspublic @Socialist Health Association Health Campaigns Together ❎Tests and PPE for staff❎Support for vulnerable❎Living wage for all NHS workers❎Requisition private facilities❎Transparency over #COVID19❎No charges for migrants

Posted by Keep Our NHS Public on Thursday, March 19, 2020

While you're here – sign the petition

To show the depth of support for our health workers, we are also compiling a huge petition to put 6 key demands to the government, including proper Personal Protective Equipment, and decent pay and sick leave for all NHS staff. Sign here:

Please read the Keep Our NHS Public Statement on Coronavirus here.

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