Press Summary: 16 February

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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

10 February

Privatisation cases threatening free NHS treatment

Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/08/surge-in-privatisation-threatening-free-nhs-treatment-unions-say

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Time running out to save NHS

Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/09/time-is-running-out-to-save-our-chronically-underfunded-nhs

 

Rise in NHS dissatisfaction

Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nhs-dissatisfaction-record-rise-satisfaction-fall-british-social-attitudes-survey-tories-david-a6862736.html

 

Hunt denies austerity causing NHS problems

Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-hunt-nhs-austerity-cuts-junior-doctors-strike-a6862976.html

 

Caroline Lucas: why I have removed my backing for an NHS Commission

OurNHS: https://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/caroline-lucas/why-i-have-removed-my-backing-for-nhs-commission

 

Saving the NHS in five steps

Opinion piece in the Independent: could be a statement of our aims!

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/jeremy-hunt-heres-how-to-call-off-the-junior-doctor-strike-and-save-the-nhs-in-five-easy-steps-a6862901.html

 

11 February

 

NHS facing winter pressures all year round

Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3441563/NHS-facing-winter-pressures-year-round-report-warns.html

ITN News: http://www.itv.com/news/2016-02-11/nhs-england-winter-pressures-new-normal-all-year-round-report-warns

 

NHS whistleblowers struggle to find work

Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3441517/Whistleblowers-cold-Struggling-work-isolated-shunned-terrible-price-medics-sacked-exposing-NHS-failures-paying.html

 

Patients march to St Georges to plead for urogynaecology services (local)

Wandsworth Guardian, including a quote from south west London KONP’s Brian Colman. Well done, Brian: http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/14266584.Patients_march_to_St_George_s_to_plead_for_future_of_urogynaecology_services

 

Privatising support services will not save the NHS

Left Foot Forward: http://leftfootforward.org/2016/02/privatising-support-services-will-not-save-the-nhs

 

Hunt at war with the NHS: nurses next

Mirror: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jeremy-hunt-war-nhs-its-7357642

 

Cambridge campaigners hold anti-austerity protest (Local)

Cambridge News, KONP local group given a plug for a meeting: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge-anti-austerity-campaigners-hold-Market/story-28728903-detail/story.html

 

15 February

 

Hunt’s views on rhe NHS

Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/15/jeremy-hunt-on-the-nhs-i-think-this-decade-needs-to-see-the-quality-revolution

 

The Guardian’s views on the NHS

Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/14/the-guardian-view-on-the-nhs-stressed-to-breaking-point

 

Drop in mental health funding

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35559629

 

16 February

 

Preparation for privatisation

Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/15/this-is-preparation-for-full-privatisation-of-the-nhs

 

Tories attacking all we hold dear

Morning Star: http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-05d0-The-Tories-are-attacking-all-that-we-hold-dear#.VsNJWseOWLU

 

Income tax must rise to save the NHS

Finally, someone stating the obvious? Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/16/income-tax-must-rise-3p-to-stop-nhs-staggering-from-year-to-year

 

NHS pledges £1billion to treat mental health

Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3447732/NHS-pledges-extra-1billion-treat-MILLION-mental-health-patients-year-shocking-report-finds-three-four-sufferers-never-receive-help.html

But see our press release on how the NHS is at least twice that much in the red, and worsening:

https://keepournhspublic.com/blog/press-release-nhs-2-billion-in-the-red-and-rising

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