Press Summary: 27 September

Share this post..

Press summary logoPlease send any comments to Alan Taman: [email protected]

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.

Reported in several other national papers also. Including the iNews, who ran a quote from Alan Taman:

[12 more stories]

Lib Dems ‘would raise taxes to fund NHS’

Report on Tim Farron’s speech at party conference.


Labour can unite against Hunt’s NHS plans

Diane Abbott’s speech. Labour List


Should we pay more for the NHS?

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


GP video consultations ‘slammed’ over safety and privatisation

Health IT central.‘privatisation


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

Gloucestershire Live.


21 September

Patients put at risk because doctors are over-tired

Sun take on RCP report.


22 September


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

Pro-neoliberal slant on Labour’s NHS plans. Spectator.


23 September


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



Lansley admits NHS needs more cash



NHS cuts could mean closure of Cornish hospitals (local)

Warning from trust CEO, unusually. West Briton.


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.


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

Walsall Advertiser.


26 September


KONP meeting to be addressed by Ray Tallis (local)

Useful pre-publicity, Burton. Burton Mail.


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 ( ) and look for the “starter set of instructions”.


Mobile devices also have free apps that provide news, which you can filter with varying degrees of control.



Share this post..

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Are you human? *