Press Summary: 3 June

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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: [email protected]

31 May

Dozens of trusts yet to set spending cap

Because the NHS is being deliberately under-funded, of course! Telegraph:

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GPs ignored in STP plans

Why ignore the very people who can tell you the way it really is? Unless that is not what the ‘plans’ are actually about…GP:


1 June

Anti-privatisation event at local surgery (local)

Local campaigners to screen ‘Sell Off’ in local surger. Express & Star (Exeter):


Call for increased use of private appointments

Sinister and/or naive. Its premise ignores the fact that private treatment regarded as a ‘normal’ partner to the NHS would usher in insurance-based schemes and encourage even greater under-funding of the NHS. Independent:


2 June

Think tank proposes doctors to pay back training fees if quit NHS

The NHS would pick up the tab unless the doctor quits before it is repaid. Sounds plausible on the face of it; but what happens when this is tied to worsening terms and conditions? Telegraph


Also reported, with a subtly different angle leaving the impression that medical students don’t pay anything at the moment and of course focusing on ‘foreign’ students, by the Daily Mail:


Secret plans on which the NHS depends

Pulse’s refreshing take on STP:


3 June

Corbyn vows to block NHS privatization under TTIP if back in power

Go Jeremy! Mirror:


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