Press Summary: 3 May

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The following stories were selected from those sent as daily alerts under the search term ‘NHS’, and ‘Keep Our NHS Public’ from the Google alerts service. Please send any comments to Alan: press@keepournhspublic.com

25 April

Call for public movement to save the NHS

Youssef El Gingihy’s piece explaining wider causes of the strike.

Independent.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/health-crisis-junior-doctors-strike-jeremy-hunt-nhs-privatisation-public-movement-a6998786.html

Youssef also has a more personal piece in New Statesman this week:

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/health/2016/04/junior-doctors-strike-doctor-i-was-fighting-save-nhs-then-nhs-saved-my-life

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26 April

TTIP will end the NHS, not Hunt

Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/its-not-jeremy-hunt-imposing-a-junior-doctors-contract-that-will-destroy-the-nhs-its-ttip-a7000351.html

 

29 April

 

Tony Marshall dies (local)

Sensitive report from Tony’s local paper. Camden New Journal

http://www.camdennewjournal.com/tony-marshall

 

Local CCGs decision to reverse privatisation welcomed.

South Warwicks KONP Anna Pollert quoted, well done Anna. Leamington Spa Courier

http://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/local-news/bid-to-privatise-out-of-hospital-care-is-scrapped-1-7355462

 

Vigil outside Wharfedale hospital supporting junior doctors (local)

Ilkley Gazette

http://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/news/14459270.NHS__vigil__held_outside_Wharfedale_Hospital/

 

Stevens warns trusts to ‘prepare for indefinite strike’

Gloomy piece from the Mail. But does it contain a hint of Hunt’s long game? It states that doctors can strike only for a limited number of days before they risk not qualifying. Are the Tories banking on winning by attrition, as they did with the miners?

Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3564795/Prepare-indefinite-strike-hospitals-told-NHS-chief-urges-trusts-begin-preparations-action-major-implications-patient-care.html

30 April

 

Junior doctors defend strike action (local)

Sympathetic report form local paper. Islington Tribune:

http://www.islingtontribune.com/strikingjuniordoctors

 

3 May

 

TTIP documents leaked by campaigning group

Daily Mirror

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ttip-treaty-campaigners-say-could-7878616

 

Hospitals encouraged to be ‘creative’ over accounts to hide deficit

Lest the truth become widely known: that this government is intent on creating the NHS deficit in the first place! Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/02/nhs-encouraged-into-creative-accountancy-to-hide-looming-debts/

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