Press Summary: 29 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]

22 June

Sturgeon brands Leave campaign deceitful

Prophetic words from the SNP leader on NHS ‘pledges’. Scottish Courier:

She also claimed leaving the EU would cost the Scottish NHS £600 million. Telegraph:

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Bursary campaign

Guardian write-up:


NHS failure ‘new norm’

Uncritical piece supporting government ‘NHS is broke’ agenda. BBC News:

Also a piece about NHS stuck in ‘endless winter’:


Leave campaign claim NHS will go £600 million into red if we stay in EU

More ludicrous claims from the Leavers. Express:


Privatisation hurting social care workforce

Many of whom are, of course, immigrants… Guardian:


Save Huddersfield A&E petition handed in (local)

Including mention for KONP; well done Yorkshire! Huddersfield Chronicle:


Government advisor urges using NHS land for new housing and health facilities

Hidden agenda? Construction News:


Health chiefs warn of £200 million NHS deficit for Oxfordshire (Local)

Oxford news:


Chand speech at BMA conference: Tories want to destroy NHS



23 June


US hospital paid millions to advise NHS has flawed safety record

Includes quotes from KONP, Tony O’Sullivan and John Lister. Mirror:


25 June


Farage backtracks on ‘£350 million a week’ for NHS

Evening Standard:


NHS has ‘mountain to climb’ in planned programme of change.



Nurses leaving NHS in despair over workload and poor pay



28 June


Why Brexit is bad for the NHS

The conversation:


What Brexit means for NHS workers



NHS staff photo showing all but one is an immigrant goes viral


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