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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: 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.
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
Calls for inquiry after £11m hole in Gloucs finances (local)
Patients put at risk because doctors are over-tired
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/
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. 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
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)
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.
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