Press Summary: 27 September

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20 September

 NHS doctors to declare income from private work

The timing of this with the negotiations on the consultant contract is probably no accident. BBC News.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37415587

Reported in several other national papers also. Including the iNews, who ran a quote from Alan Taman: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/health/nhs-consultants-hit-plans-make-declare-incomes-private-work/

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Lib Dems ‘would raise taxes to fund NHS’

Report on Tim Farron’s speech at party conference.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37410525

 

Labour can unite against Hunt’s NHS plans

Diane Abbott’s speech. Labour List

http://labourlist.org/2016/09/diane-abbott-labour-can-unite-against-jeremy-hunts-dangerous-nhs-plans/

 

Should we pay more for the NHS?

BBC’s report on growing awareness that the NHS is under-funded.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37411742

 

GP video consultations ‘slammed’ over safety and privatisation

Health IT central. http://www.hitcentral.eu/british-journal-healthcare-computing/gp-video-consultations-slammed-over-safety-and-‘privatisation

 

Calls for inquiry after £11m hole in Gloucs finances (local)

Gloucestershire Live. http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/calls-for-inquiry-after-nhs-announced-11m-black-hole-in-gloucestershire-hospitals-budget/story-29733458-detail/story.html

 

21 September

Patients put at risk because doctors are over-tired

Sun take on RCP report. https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/1820263/patients-are-being-put-at-risk-because-doctors-are-overtired-and-stressed-out-experts-warn/

 

22 September

 

Corbyn’s NHS plans ‘reveal why Labour is doomed’

Pro-neoliberal slant on Labour’s NHS plans. Spectator. http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/09/corbyns-nhs-plans-reveal-labour-doomed/

 

23 September

 

Patients put at risk by use of HCA’s instead of nurses

Telegraph.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/22/patients-are-being-put-at-risk-because-the-nhs-has-become-relian/

 

Lansley admits NHS needs more cash

Mirror. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/even-andrew-lansley-admits-nhs-8891047

 

NHS cuts could mean closure of Cornish hospitals (local)

Warning from trust CEO, unusually. West Briton. http://www.westbriton.co.uk/140m-nhs-cuts-could-mean-closure-of-cornwall-hospitals-warns-royal-cornwall-hospitals-trust-boss/story-29744123-detail/story.html

 

24 September

 

Junior doctors’ strikes called off

Telegraph and widely elsewhere. Patient safety cited as the reason, and warnings over future staffing levels as juniors vote with their feet and leave the country were reported. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/24/junior-doctors-call-off-planned-five-day-nhs-walkouts/

 

Walsall MP demands debate on NHS funding after local CCG makes cuts (local)

Walsall Advertiser. http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/twenty-million-pound-cut-leaves-mp-demanding-debate-on-nhs-funds/story-29739413-detail/story.html

 

26 September

 

KONP meeting to be addressed by Ray Tallis (local)

Useful pre-publicity, Burton. Burton Mail. http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/keep-our-nhs-public-set-for-meeting-with-health-expert-in-burton/story-29742190-detail/story.html

 

KONP received several calls from national outlets in the past week, relating to the declaration of private income for NHS doctors, Serco taking over facilities services at Barts (we were asked for a quote but it was cut from the final story), and other issues.

This service is provided as a guide to the main stories, but you can get alerts sent about health stories yourself every day.

This is done through Google news and Google alerts: free services anyone can set up. To find out how to do this, go to the Steering Group, News & Events section on the KONP website (https://keepournhspublic.com/support-konp/steering-group-page/news-events/ ) and look for the “starter set of instructions”.

 

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