Justice for Health

Cn42aNRXEAAtbO0.jpg-largeJustice for Health are having their case heard by the High Court today (Monday 19 September) and tomorrow. It’s about the junior doctors’ contract. Except it’s not only about that: it’s about the very survival of the NHS, in the face of cuts ushering in privatisation.  You can see the Justice for Health video here.  Well worth watching. 

Press Release: No Doctor Wants to Strike but the NHS is at stake

[Tuesday 26 April 2016]

No doctor wants to strike, but they have been given no choice by intransigent politicians.  Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) stands firmly with the junior doctors who are striking today and tomorrow. The responsibility for the strikes lies firmly with Jeremy Hunt, who has rejected a cross-party plan to avert strike action, and David Cameron who has told Hunt to stand firm against the doctors. They both clearly relish this fight, and in doing so are shamelessly putting politics before patient safety.

Read more Press Release: No Doctor Wants to Strike but the NHS is at stake

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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Leeds

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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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The Power of Public Service

Has the threat making the junior doctors strike finally begun to be seen off? As the BMA calls of its planned action for next week, Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public member Lyndall Stein reminds us: beware the beast that draws the threat, it has no heart but tells beguiling lies, knowing the cost of all yet valuing nothing. Unlike the NHS.  Read more The Power of Public Service

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

Press release: Junior doctors do not stand alone

[Wednesday 6 January]

Keep Our NHS Public has vowed to stand besides the junior doctors in their continued struggle against the imposition of an unsafe and unfair contract by a government which is determined to lower pay and worsen conditions for all NHS staff. The government is doing this as a preliminary to further ‘cherry-picking’ by private companies and prolonged starving of funds for the NHS. Read more Press release: Junior doctors do not stand alone

Press Release: Hunt’s incompetence driving docs strike vote

[Thursday 19 November 2015]

The junior doctors’ massive vote in favour of industrial action – 98% of 76% balloted – is the biggest signal yet of the fight against this government’s sheer arrogance in trying to bring the NHS to its knees and is matched only by Health Secretary Hunt’s global incompetence in handling both the “negotiations” and the true agenda. Which is to break the terms, conditions, morale and spirit of all NHS staff to make it easier to break apart and sell off the bits that can make a profit to private companies.  Read more Press Release: Hunt’s incompetence driving docs strike vote