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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Press Release: Can you keep a secret? NHS England did. STP cover-up continues

[14 November 2016]

News logoSTPs – sustainability & transformation plans – are the health and social care regional blueprints that follow Simon Stevens’ roadmap for the NHS. They hide in disguise the true agenda for health and social care of this government: massive cuts to services and creation of chances for private health organisations to cash in on this latest NHS disorganisation. Keep Our NHS Public calls for all the details of these plans to be made public immediately, nationwide. Public consultation should not have been delayed to avoid the challenge that the plans further the break-up of our NHS.

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Press Release: NHS Bill Rally outside Parliament Fri 4 Nov

News logo[Thursday 3 November]

Rally at Parliament: College Green and St Margaret’s Church, Abingdon Street Friday, November 4th: 11am – 1pm

NHS experts, doctors, healthcare workers and campaigners from across England will attend a rally in London this week against plans that will strip the NHS of ‘local’ care.

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Press Release: Hunt says ‘no imposition’ – so don’t

[Thursday 29 September]

News logoKeep Our NHS Public is calling for NHS employers to mend some of the damage done by Jeremy Hunt’s behaviour, and to enter ‘normal’ contractual negotiations with the Junior Doctors Committee of the BMA to give safe and sustainable working conditions, after lawyers representing the Health Secretary yesterday argued in the High Court that he was not acting ‘to impose’ the new junior-doctor contract[1]. Despite the numerous occasions when he has publicly said that was always his intention[2] – and the judge agreed that his language had been ‘ambiguous’ and had misled the junior doctors[3].

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