KONP Newsflash – May 2017

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KONP's Position

Keep Our NHS Public has thrown itself into the election campaign to get people to think NHS and the dreadful record of the Conservative Government, before casting their vote. KONP is not party-aligned but we are campaigning in the NHS Roadshow along with doctors and nurses, People's Assembly and local campaigners, to say '#Vote NHS - use your vote to overturn the Tory majority. Either you act to help the NHS to survive, or you vote Tory - you cannot have both'

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KONP Newsflash – April 2017

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The General Election

Theresa May has called a General Election for 8 June. Her intention is to gain a huge majority by making Brexit the overwhelming election issue, and to avoid the issues so important for Britain, including the attacks on public services. KONP, Health Campaigns Together and our allies, including People’s Assembly will ensure that the NHS is a key feature of the election campaign.

KONP believes that the NHS is in mortal danger under a Conservative Government. Under the current Health Secretary, NHS and Social Care budgets have been cut; there has been a concerted shift to privatise the NHS; bursaries for trainee nurses have been cut; and unfair-unsafe contracts have been imposed on Junior Doctors. 9,000 hospital beds have been closed since 2010; 24,000 nurse vacancies exist and trainee applications have fallen; waiting times for A&E 4-hour treatment target, cancer, outpatient and elective surgery are all rapidly getting worse. And if the current government stay in power the situation will deteriorate further. Now, more than ever, NHS campaigning groups must come together to fight against the threat this Tory Government pose to our NHS. We are supporting the NHS Roadshow and a call to vote to save the NHS.

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KONP Newsflash – February 2017

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

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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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KONP Newsflash – December 2016

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New Year Message

Very best wishes to all our KONP members and supporters for 2017 – we are in very difficult times and our fight for the NHS has never been more important. But we have fought hard in 2016 and have many things to look back on with pride. Last December 2015 saw the election of the first executive committee for KONP, and this had ended a difficult year with a huge setback at the General Election. Since then KONP has worked so positively with strength and determination up and down the country. We have new affiliations for example in Shropshire and Dorset and several Unite branches. We have led the establishment of Health Campaigns Together as a positive alliance of 30 organisations local and national – and this work now sees a great opportunity to defend the NHS and expose the dangers of the whole STP process at the HCT demonstration 4th March. Already this demo has the backing nationally of Unite the Union, PCS union and People’s Assembly who are working with HCT to ensure it is a success.

Thank you for all your work and support in 2016. See you together shoulder to shoulder in 2017

Tony O’Sullivan and Keith Venables, KONP co-chairs

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KONP Newsflash – November 2016

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Jeremy Corbyn joins KONP!

The Labour leader signed up after speaking at a very successful KONP meeting at Islington Town Hall, London.

100 people were in attendance at Islington Town Hall on the 15th November to discuss the North Central London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) and the threat it contains to community services and potentially The Whittington Hospital. MP for Islington South and Finsbury Emily Thornberry spoke at the meeting as did MP for Islington North and leader of the Labour party Jeremy Corbyn. Here is Prof Sue Richards of Islington KONP in the Islington Gazette.

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Jeremy Corbyn joining KONP at Islington Town Hall on 15 November (right: KONP EC and Islington member Professor Sue Richards)

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KONP Newsflash – October 2016

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Upcoming rally in support of the NHS Reinstatement Bill

KONP has helped organise a demonstration in support of the second reading of the NHS Bill at 11.00am Friday November 4th. The meeting point for anyone planning to attend is College Green pavement area, opposite the public entrance to Parliament, Abingdon Street.

Whilst it is very unlikely that the Bill will be taken KONP has agreed to mark the day with a public display of support at Parliament. KONP and the The Campaign for the NHS Reinstatement Bill will push for the next opportunity to present the Bill, which is not going away!

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KONP Newsflash – September 2016

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Thanks

September has been a busy month for KONP, we have been campaigning both nationally and locally. However I would like to start this newsletter by thanking our generous CrowdFunder donors, who were able to contribute financially to our campaign over the summer. We raised £6,782 after costs and VAT. We will keep you updated on our further efforts to reach our target.

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