Tories double NHS sell-off
The legacy of Naylor – done on the quiet. Independent.
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Oxford MP calls for halt to STP (local)
Oxford KONP not cited directly but they do get a mention in the pic caption – so well done Oxford. Oxford Mail
Burton hospital bosses give assurances to staff over merger (local)
Burton KONP are mentioned – well done Burton. Burton Mail.
They also get a plug in the same paper 3 days later, same story – bravo!
Waiting lists for elective surgery ‘longest for a decade’
The NHS bashing continues. No mention anywhere of the chronic under-funding driving this – but this is the Telegraph.
Compared with the far more even-handed reporting in iNews
NHS will be selling ‘surplus’ land for 10 years – but will it make a difference?
Intelligent commentary on Naylor. iNews
Almost all large trusts fail to have correct numbers of nurses
As bursaries are cut. Report about an RCN report. iNews
Row over land sell-off in Hertfordshire (local)
The first of many, if the government gets its way. An unseemly scramble to hand public land over to private developers – so they can make even more money. Neoliberalism at its worst. This land is till in use by clinical departments. Hertfordshire Mercury
NHS treatments are a postcode lottery
Confirming the worsening inequalities across England as cuts take effect. Guardian
Campaigners to stage protest over hospital closure (local)
Good example of pre-publicity possible once a good relationship with local press is built up. Burton KONP cited as one of organisers; well done Burton. Burton Mail
With the follow-up 2 days later, again citing Burton KONP amongst others.
Recent national enquiries have included ‘Voice of Islam’ radio and the Morning Star (latest quote, https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-2052-Hunt-I-didnt-splash-out-on-a-private-loo#.WZQGTq2ZOks ) (the former for live phone-in contributions).
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