Video by KONP Co-chair: Show it to anyone who still doubts

Keep Our NHS Public Co-Chair Dr Tony O’Sullivan has been videod by Ealing Save Our NHS, answering the questions people ask about the NHS: is it being privatised, isn’t private better, why the NHS is best. This absolutely needs to be seen. Widely.

Health and Social Care Conference: Bodmin, 5 November

Demo thinIf you use health and social care services, if you are a carer, if you work in health or social care, or if you want to be sure these services will still be there when you or your family need them, this conference is for you.

Concern about health and social care crosses political boundaries and this is a non-party political event. It will bring together workers, organisations, campaigners, and individuals from across Devon and Cornwall to find out more about the current changes to health and social care, to learn from one another, and to devise new ways of working together.

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Victory in Shropshire as Campaigners stop ‘Future Fit’ fiasco

A major blow against a scheme that would have seen NHS services slashed in Shropshire was made  on 10 May, as local CCGs’ ‘Future Fit‘ plans were decisively defeated – thanks to the long-standing efforts of local campaigners, who fought long and hard together to gain this victory. 

Read more Victory in Shropshire as Campaigners stop ‘Future Fit’ fiasco

Junior Doctors: Latest. YOU JOINED THEM!

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The junior doctors are striking today  ( 27 April), including not covering emergency care, between 8 am and 5 pm. Why? Because of the undemocratic and bullying decision of Jeremy Hunt to impose the junior doctor contract unilaterally in August.

Keep Our NHS Public continues to support the junior doctors in their actions. They are defending a high quality NHS – and fighting for an NHS run by well-supported staff who are able to give their best when caring for you.

We are pleased to say that many people joined the junior doctors on the picket lines (from 8am) outside their local hospital yesterday and today; and by attending supporting events during the strike. Hundreds more gave their support as they drove past. 

Details for all picket sites nationally (put in your postcode): www.jdocs.co.uk

Call to action from a junior doctor on the BMA Junior Doctors’ Committee.

Latest press release from KONP about the strike.

Visit the BMA website for latest BMA actions, information and details:

www.bma.org.uk/working-for-change/junior-and-consultant-contract-home

See also Facebook: Junior Doctors Contract forum

The REAL reasons for the dispute: government intent on privatisation. Brilliant exposé by OurNHS. Which you are unlikely to see in the mainstream media, unfortunately. The government want the doctors to fail so they can start privatising the NHS with a massively cut wages bill, and worse conditions for staff. THAT is what this dispute is really about; that is why this government is callously gambling with lives. It really cares for very little other than privatising everything it can, even when that is the worst thing to do (as it is, for the NHS).

Just a few of the many images of people supporting this stand for our NHS:

Charing Cross Hospital, London

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Stockport

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And, of course, on the march across London to the Department of Health itself (duly hardly reported at all in the national media…)

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We Stand With them

The junior doctors, amidst a storm of crafted “spin” and ludicrous claims that the BMA has somehow been “hijacked” by a bunch of irresponsible Lefties, are taking strike action tomorrow (Tuesday 12 January). An historic and reluctant step they had to take. We are with them.  Read more We Stand With them

HCT Newspaper Pulls No Punches

Health Campaigns Together, the alliance of health campaign organisations formed to coordinate and promote the action to save the NHS, has published a free PDF newspaper  listing the threats facing the NHS and calling for organisations to attend a major conference in London on 30 January. Read more HCT Newspaper Pulls No Punches

NHS Bill: Take it to your union

A way of stopping the cuts and privatising of the NHS and the systematic wrecking of staff conditions is to get the NHS Bill made into law. But that won’t happen with a Tory majority unless there is massive public support for the Bill in the next few months. Keep Our NHS Public has a way to help you help that happen.  Read more NHS Bill: Take it to your union

NHS THREAT: Addenbrookes: Don’t mistake the symptom for the disease

Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, is a damned good place to be if you are ill. It is a good hospital. Its reputation remains unsullied and world wide. Yet now the CQC, the government’s health quality “watch-dog” has seen fit to put it into “special measures“, a sign of failure. Why? Read more NHS THREAT: Addenbrookes: Don’t mistake the symptom for the disease