A REAL NHS Test and Trace lab – at last

An NHS trust, working with the local authority in Newcastle, is to run a new ‘Lighthouse lab’ for Covid testing and tracing amidst growing evidence that the government’s privatised, delocalised ‘call-centre’ model (run by private firms Serco and Sitel) is failing to provide anything like an adequate service.  (more…)

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Covid-19 – Policy failure

Policy failure Richard Horton, editor of the prestigious medical journal ‘The Lancet’, described the management of COVID-19 as the “greatest science policy failure for a generation” in his book on the pandemic. Currently the numbers of newly diagnosed patients are steeply rising with many wondering if the government has completely lost its grip. So –….

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Join the party! Our NHS Anniversary Weekend 4-5 July

The weekend of 4th and 5th July will be the 72nd anniversary of the founding of our NHS, and we are joining Keep Our NHS Public, Health Campaigns Together, People’s Assembly and We Own It, in calling a weekend of events to wish our NHS a happy birthday and demand its restoration as a well-funded, universal public service available to all. KONP are also….

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