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 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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Press Release: Medical Referral Centres – waste and risk

[Monday 16 January]

Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) is calling for the government to stop the payments to Referral Management Centres made for cancelling appointments immediately, and strongly questions their overriding purpose – which is to save money, not lives.

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Press Release: May is asking GPs to risk patient safety

[Saturday 14 January 2017]

Dr David Wrigley – a Lancashire GP, Deputy BMA Chair* and member of health campaigning groups Keep Our NHS Public and Doctors for the NHS – has condemned Prime Minister May’s exhortation for GPs to increase the level of service they provide, saying this is asking his colleagues to take irresponsible risks with their patients’ lives:

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Press release: 12 Jan NHS Demo, London

Keep Our NHS Public joined with the Junior Doctors’ Alliance, Health Campaigns Together and the People’s Assembly Against Austerity in issuing the following press release, which went out on 11 January.


Junior Doctors Alliance, People’s Assembly[1] and Health Campaigns Together[2] have called an emergency protest at the Department of Health in Whitehall at 6pm on Thursday 12th January.

This is to highlight the serious abdication of responsibility by Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt during one of the most serious crises ever in the history of the National Health Service.

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Press release: Private hospitals not held to same standard over deaths

[13 December 2016]

Keep Our NHS Public welcomes the steps taken by the Secretary of State for Health over changes to the way investigations are carried out after an NHS patient dies. But we have to ask: where are the private hospitals in this grand new scheme? And why aren’t they being held to the same standard, Mr Hunt?

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Press Release: STPs – Doctors not asked (but then who has been?)

[20 November 2016]

News logoKeep Our NHS Public is calling for the public to protest about the government’s now all too apparent attempt to cut NHS services, which Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) will mean, in the wake of BMA comment[1] which points out that an eye-watering TWO-THIRDS of doctors were not consulted about these plans, and stresses that massive cuts to services are the likeliest outcome. And all hatched in secrecy.

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