The stirring speeches, the resounding applause, the calls to action, the shouts of support. Talk nhs: a public debate on the past, present and future of the nhs (RSM London, Saturday 19th August) promises to be one of the most motivating and well-attended public meetings on the plight of the NHS for some time. The….
The Royal College of Physicians is calling for the government to increase NHS funding substantially this year, as well as improve spending on social care and public health, otherwise “patient care will continue to deteriorate” as the current shortfalls are “now having a significant impact on the ability … to deliver safe and effective patient….
Doctors for the NHS member and Keep Our NHS Public Co-Chair Dr Tony O’Sullivan has been videod by Ealing Save Our NHS, answering the questions people ask about the NHS: is it being privatised, isn’t private better, why the NHS is best. This absolutely needs to be seen. Widely.
[6 October 2016] Doctors for the NHS has learned that the government is blocking any further expansion of a scheme which would solve the problem with shortages in doctor numbers without threatening net migration or disadvantaging doctors from resource-poor countries – the very week Jeremy Hunt pledges to make the NHS “Self sufficient” in doctors…..
[5 October 2016] Doctors for the NHS is calling on the government to restore NHS funding to improve the parlous state of cancer services in much of England. The news about the state of cancer services follows years of chronic under-funding and cuts to services, leaving the NHS on the brink of collapse as GPs….
The recent BBC story on how much NHS consultants were being paid as ‘overtime’ revealed this government’s true agenda for their next target: the consultant contract. Doctors for the NHS defended the need for the NHS to be staffed and funded properly, which was the real reason behind the need for some consultants to be….
Thursday, 19 November 2015 The overwhelming majority of junior doctors voting to take industrial action is the surest sign yet that this government’s treatment of the NHS and its staff will not be tolerated. (more…)
Doctors for the NHS has begin targeting all doctors in trusts in England facing cuts or changes to service , starting with Addenbrookes, Cambridge, in a bid to recruit more members and stop the NHS from being broken apart. (more…)
The most damning evidence of the folly of the ‘purchaser-provider split’ has been revealed by The Times*, which reports on contract-awarding bodies throughout the NHS giving contracts to the same organisations their GP members are on. ‘An ethical conflict’ is putting it mildly. (more…)
There is an astonishing problem with the ‘need’ to make GP appointments ‘7 days a week’: most people are not interested. According to a much larger survey reported in the Independent. Which belies the real question: what is this all about, then? The true driving agenda is far more sinister. (more…)